The president is still “taking care of his family,” but he has not abandoned his promise to provide coverage to every American, his wife Melania Trump said in an interview with Fox News on Tuesday.
The interview was taped before Melania Trump made her first trip to the White House as first lady to meet with Vice President Mike Pence and others to discuss the administration’s efforts to provide health care to the country’s more than 11 million uninsured Americans.
The president told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that he has never given up the promise to make health care a top priority for his administration.
“I mean, it’s one of those things where, as I’ve said, we’ll be moving forward,” Trump said.
“And that’s really important, and I’ll be telling you this, that’s very important, because we’re doing that.
We’re going to do that, and we’ll make it happen.”
The president made the comments in response to a question from Hannity about his administration’s progress on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.
“It’s very, very difficult.
We’ve been working on that for a long time.
And the people are not happy,” he said.”
But we’re going.
We’ll be working on it.”
In the Fox News interview, Trump added that he is not “just going to let things fall apart.”
He said he is “going to do everything I can to make sure we make it through” the next few years.
“You know, we’ve been through a lot,” he added.
“We’ve been able to pass health care legislation.
But it’s very difficult, and there’s a lot of work that has to be done.”