Oh, blessed day!
Back to the drawing board, Drumpster!
Paul Ryan came up short, you guys.
But things didn't go as planned during the floor debate, when House Speaker Ryan realized he didn't have enough congressional backers for his baby, the American Health Care Act.
Instead of crash and burn, Ryan told POTUS to pull the healthcare bill — and while he may have lost the battle, the Speaker made it clear he will not lose the war.
After the dramatic pull out, Ryan spoke to press about the major failure and almost made us feel sorry for him with those sad doe eyes.
Ryan explained the House didn't have the "consensus" they needed to move the legislation forward and write the bill — which would have been a "favor" to the architects of the Affordable Care Act.
He clarified that the difference in opinion was not IF Obamacare should be replaced, but on
Here's something we never thought we'd say: Donald Trump just pulled out!
The House was set to vote on the legislation on Friday, though most congressionals opposed the half-baked American Health Care Act.
Trump and house speaker Paul Ryan were once confident they could get enough Republican votes to replace the Affordable Care Act — but shit went SOUTH first on Thursday and then during the formal debate on the bill Friday morning.
How south? The House called for a recess just MINUTES before the official vote was supposed to go down. Republican representatives dramatically called for a secret meeting, frantically scrambling for last minute support.
That effort proved to be futile minutes later, when it was reported that the President called for Ryan to pull the bill completely:
On Thursday, the Late Night host tackled one of the many controversies surrounding Trump's administration. Specifically, the funnyman took "a closer look" at the GOP's attempt to ram their healthcare plan through Congress. Oh boy!
And the Saturday Night Live alum had quite the field day DRAGGING the Republican party for being hypocrites for rewriting the healthcare bill behind closed doors — something they accused Barack Obama's administration of doing.
As Seth highlighted, the Republicans' frantic rewrites probably have something to do with the fact that they only have 17% of Americans who approve of the proposed bill.
Thankfully, the Republicans have since decided to postpone the vote to Friday. Be sure to watch Seth LAY INTO the GOP and Trump for yourself in the video (below)!
UPDATE 5:39 P.M. EST: AP confirms the fifth fatality was a 75-year-old man injured in the attack. As reported, he died succumbing to his wounds.
UPDATE 12:33 P.M. EST: This morning, former President Barack Obama offered his condolences via Twitter stating, "My heart goes out to the victims and their families in London. No act of terror can shake the strength and resilience of our British ally."
This comes shortly after an American victim in the attack was named. Utah resident Kurt Cochran was in London to celebrate his 25th wedding anniversary. His wife Melissa survived, but was seriously injured.
In a statement, Mrs. Cochran's family shared:
"Kurt was a good man and a loving husband to our sister and daughter, Melissa. We express our gratitude to the emergency and medical personnel who have cared for them and ask for your prayers on behalf of Melissa and our family. Kurt will be greatly missed."
Aysha Frade, the mother of two young daughters who worked at DLD College London, also died in the horrific event alongside police officer Keith Palmer, 48.
UPDATE 11:35 A.M. EST: Police have confirmed UK Parliament attacker was 52-year-old Brit Khalid Masood – who had criminal convictions.
The dust is settling on the terror attacks at the British Parliament on Wednesday that left five people dead.
While there are still many questions to be answered, more details are coming out on the attacker's identity, who he was affiliated with, and what officials already knew.
On Thursday morning, ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack through their affiliated news agency, Amaq, which reported a "soldier of the Islamic State" carried out the Westminster attack.
The AP tweeted:
Lots to unpack here, not the least of which is Devin Nunes' nose from Donald Trump's ass.
That investigation may have been completely derailed today when Nunes announced in a press conference on Wednesday that he had been given new information on the case.
He says he received intel that Trump WAS surveilled, but not due to being the target of surveillance. Rather, says Nunes, Trump was speaking to foreign targets of U.S. surveillance, and he and his team were recorded "incidentally."
Um… WHO was Trump talking to??
Nunes would not reveal that information but assured
Donald Trump LOVES to put his stamp on shit he had nothing to do with.
That self-involvement extended to Colin Kaepernick's current unemployment status when the president spoke at a rally on Monday night.
Trump was talking to the crowd in Louisville, Kentucky about the Republican health care overhaul and the nation's urban communities when, out of nowhere, he swerved into a completely unrelated topic on the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, saying: