Trump predicts quick passage of his health care proposal

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Friday predicted that a new health care law would be passed by a substantial margin and "pretty quickly," expressing optimism for his top legislative priority during his first news conference alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Trump reiterated his contention that majority Republicans will win passage of a troubled health care bill that would repeal and replace the sweeping health care law signed by former President Barack Obama. His comments came with the bill's future uncertain as party leaders push to gain enough support to pass it through the House next week.

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