This weekend President Donald Trump was spotted golfing at Trump National Golf Club situated in Sterling, VA which is less than 30 miles outside of the nation’s capital.
However, it’s not where the President was golfing, but rather who he was golfing with that may give us a hint towards his next move on healthcare reform.
Senator Rand Paul and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney joined President Trump on the golf course this weekend. Paul, the junior Senator from Kentucky, has been a hero of conservatives who want a full repeal of Obamacare. Mulvaney, formerly a South Carolina Congressman, served as Rand Paul’s South Carolina campaign chairman during his presidential bid last year.
While President Trump hasn’t given us any indication on his next move on healthcare reform, it’s reassuring that he’s seeking counsel from one of the leading conservative experts on healthcare reform in the country.
After the golf session, Sen. Paul told reporters “we talked a little bit about healthcare,” and that he’s “very optimistic” that they are close to an agreement on Obamacare repeal.
The initial attempt at ‘repeal and replace’ led by Paul Ryan stalled out as he failed to garner support from conservatives in the House of Representatives, a group which Rand Paul has a trusting relationship with.
The direction and timing of healthcare reform reamins unclear, but it appears things are headed in the right direction. Stay tuned.