During Wednesday's White House Press Briefing, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked about Sen. Bernie Sanders's (I-Vt.) forthcoming legislation that would propose a single-payer health care option.
Pressed by a reporter on the fact that in January, President Donald Trump gave an interview with The Washington Post claiming that he “wanted to see a program that would allow for insurance for everybody and that would leverage Medicare and Medicare's ability to control drug prices,” which is essentially what Sanders's legislation proposes, Huckabee Sanders sidestepped the question slightly to tear into the senator.
“The president doesn't support it, and America doesn't support it, or Bernie Sanders would be in the Oval Office right now,” the press secretary said.
She continued by saying that "he pushed these ideas forward during the campaign — they were rejected. Not just by Democrats, by America. He didn't make it through the primary, he didn't make it into the Oval.
“I think that's a pretty clear indication of what America wants to see, and it's not a single-payer system,” Huckabee Sanders said before moving on to another reporter.
In addition to Bernie Sanders's legislation, as previously reported, Senate Republicans also plan to introduce a bill on Wednesday that would see them, yet again, try to repeal Obamacare. That legislation, similar to that of the Vermont senator's, is not expected to pass.