Trump's party is fractured. GOPCare hugely unpopular with the American public. Trump has called the House Health Care Bill mean.
With the fractured GOP's inability to pass "repeal and replace in the Senate, Trump actually faces a political opportunity.
Can he put together a health care plan that resonates with Americans and can pass the Senate while at the same time surviving the reconciliation process that will follow? Can Trump actually make a deal and make it stick?
Although this is a tall order for a President who appears detached and willing to go with the political flow, GOPCare gives Trump the perfect opportunity to prove he is the deal maker he says he is. He as an opportunity to fulfill a 7 year old promise to repeal and replace. He has an opportunity to repeal and replace with legislation that can benefit Americans.
Instead of talking about how great healthcare reform will be, Trump has the opportunity to craft a plan showing he is not only interested in the details but showing he can put together a compromise plan with details. He has an opportunity to craft a great health care plan. He can actually put together a health care deal.
Is he up to it?
"A significant effort to reshape argument on the bill, to breach deep party divides on the issue and to sell a vision of health care reforms to Americans, could do a lot of good to a presidency that has been under siege for months.
It would also suggest that the President has a decent chance of building support for the rest of his agenda, that includes a push for tax reform and a program to repair the nation's decaying infrastructure." CNN
The opportunity is there. The test is whether Trump will seize the opportunity and run with it.