United States President Donald Trump has faced stiff opposition to the GOP healthcare bill from – despite Republicans having a majority in both Houses of Congress.

On Friday House Republican leaders retracted legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act (dubbed ‘Obamacare’) from consideration on the House floor.

Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan had failed to gather the necessary number of votes from lawmakers in their own party to pass the legislation.

Though it was an abysmal defeat for the president which would result in the US population living with Obamacare “for the foreseeable future”, Trump remained stoic.

Speaking to the New York Times he said:

Obamacare unfortunately will explode...It’s going to have a very bad year.

Donald Trump, true to form, was quick to deny that he said Obamacare would be easy to replace.

I never said ‘repeal and replace Obamacare [within 64 days].

We beg to differ.

The president previously said repealing and replacing the "disaster known as Obamacare" would be "so easy" and could be done "immediately".

In fact, the US president has spoken about how quickly he could repeal Obamacare, on several occasions.

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