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to you. Your teammate Jonathan Karl here. We’ve got political analyst Matthew dowd with us here this morning. Jon, first the big picture. You remember a week before election day then candidate Donald Trump saying reming and replacing Obamacare one of the single most important issues why we must win and great health care at a tiny fraction of the cost. So easy. How big of a defeat is this? A devastating blow not only because he fails to keep a key campaign promise but puts in question the rest of the trump agenda. Can he get anything passed if he couldn’t do this? Can he even keep the government running which runs out of funding on April 28th. This gives trump a chance to become the transformational president that he wanted to be, because the only way out of this is to find a way to work with Democrats. There is no longer a Republican working governing majority. He could reach out to Democrats on drug price, on infrastructure, even on closing special interest tax loopholes. You believe the defeat gives them that excuse. It gives him a chance to do it. Democrats smell blood and trump has gone in the opposite direction so far. Quick question on the millions who depend on Obamacare. They heard it survived and Bried a sigh of relief and hear president trump say we’ll let it explode. So, Obamacare is the law of the land. That means the people depending on the subsidies will continue. Medicaid expansion continues but all the problems with Obamacare won’t get addressed either. Let’s bring in Matt. As you know the big pivot, the president will push for tax reform. Won’t this make it even harder now? Absolutely, David. I mean the health care reform was a building block that he needed for all his other parts of his plan, tax reform, infrastructure, his budget was that was a key building block. That’s been removed and falls down I think Democrats will have a hard time not only because of their…

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