Democrats said they were exercising proper congressional oversight and accused Republicans of protecting Trump. Tim Phillips, the president of Americans for Prosperity, reiterated their support for those lawmakers in an interview Thursday.
"Where are @RepMarkMeadows, @Jim_Jordan and @Raul_Labrador?"
Yet, still, Trump's Saturday tweet-"Obamacare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan".
"There's a real commitment among members he's been speaking with to not give up and move expeditiously toward a path forward", his spokeswoman, Alyssa Farah, said Wednesday.
Meadows also said Tuesday he was working with Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-N.J., who is co-chairman of Tuesday Group - a caucus of moderate House Republicans - to set up a meeting with members of both groups who had been against the bill.
The mistrust between the White House and hardline conservatives in Congress has cast a pall over the next big item on the Republican agenda - tax reform.
Trump's message wasn't subtle - nor was it random.
"I don't want that to happen", Ryan said of a Trump partnership with Democrats, saying he favors a "patient-centered" approach while Democrats want "government running health care". "I share frustration. We're close", Ryan told reporters at a news conference. Funded partly by her, as well as Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus, it has lain dormant until now, sitting out the health care debate altogether.
The media briefing was called just as the House Intelligence Committee's investigation appeared to be grinding to a halt over discord after its Republican chairman, Mr Devin Nunes, met an unidentified source at the White House complex last week.
Ryan also said he does not believe that Trump is under investigation for ties to Russian Federation.
It is unclear how House Republicans can agree on a bill given the fact that any concessions to the Freedom Caucus would likely result in the loss of more moderate members of the party.
"If @RepMarkMeadows, @Jim_Jordan and @Raul_Labrador would get on board we would have both great healthcare and massive tax cuts & reform", Trump tweeted, interrupting a day full of headlines related to Congress' investigation into Russian meddling in the United States election and whether there was any connection to Trump's presidential campaign. 'In fact, he thought Paul Ryan worked really hard.
Brat said that during the previous week's negotiations the House Freedom Caucus made significant compromises, but its positions were repeatedly misrepresented. After all, the President is not particularly tied into conservative orthodoxy.
"We all want to see President Trump succeed in every way".
The Senate was skeptical, meanwhile, and the White House, which has suggested it may work with Democrats on a fix, said there's no immediate plan to revive the push.
House Speaker Paul Ryan says his chamber will take another crack at a health care overhaul.
Trump took on the caucus late Monday on Twitter, writing: "The Republican House Freedom Caucus was able to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Nearly everyone succumbs to the D.C. Establishment".
"I don't have anything to say at this point". "No comment. I try to always be accessible, but no comment".
The Freedom Caucus wasn't the only faction of members of Congress to oppose the AHCA.
"Nobody got into anyone's face", he said.
Schumer said Sunday that Trump must be willing to drop attempts to repeal his predecessor's signature achievement, warning that Trump was destined to "lose again" on other parts of his agenda if he remained beholden to conservative Republicans. I want us to become a unified majority, and that means we're going to sit down and talk things out until we get there. So not only does the Freedom Caucus leave the door open to implement a healthcare system based on market-centered solutions rather than government forced ones, it also saves face in case those reforms aren't passed and the US healthcare system remains the disaster that it is today.
We're looking at all kinds of options to get to yes. "We're discussing this the way we should without a deadline, and we'll bring it back when its right". Trump followed on Twitter shortly after.