Face the Nation transcript May 7, 2017: Mulvaney, Manchin, Rice

JOHN DICKERSON, HOST, FACE THE NATION: Today on FACE THE NATION: The president takes a victory lap after the House passes his health care bill. Will the public cheer or jeer? And will the Senate go along?
 
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DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: How am I doing? Am I doing OK? I’m president. Hey, I’m president. (LAUGHTER) (APPLAUSE) Can you believe it? Right?
 
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DICKERSON: The president was positively giddy at a Rose Garden victory party after the House passed his bill to replace Obamacare.
 
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MIKE PENCE, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Welcome to the beginning of the end of Obamacare. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)
 
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DICKERSON: While Republicans celebrated, Democrats said they were doomed.
 
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REP. NANCY PELOSI (D-CA), MINORITY LEADER: But you have every provision of this bill tattooed on your forehead. You will glow in the dark on this one.
 
UNIDENTIFIED PROTESTERS: Shame! Shame!
 
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DICKERSON: Opponents are already rallying. And Republican lawmakers have started hearing from angry constituents.
 
Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador was on the defensive at a Friday town hall.
 
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REP. RAUL LABRADOR (R), IDAHO: Nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care.
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DICKERSON: What is next for health care reform? We will hear from Budget Director Mick Mulvaney. West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin will also join us. And we spent time this week talking with Pennsylvania voters about the state of the nation.
 
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DICKERSON: A word of phrase that describes the country right now.
 
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Scared.
 
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Tenuous.
 
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: In deep trouble.
 
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Conflicted.
 
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Moving forward.
 
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DICKERSON: Plus, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice joins us to talk about her new book on democracy and whether it is being threatened….

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