Nevada Senate race shows Republican division over healthcare – and Trump

Danny Tarkanian’s primary challenge to Dean Heller focuses on loyalty: ‘They’re all going to know I support President Trump and Dean Heller does not’

Weeks into the tortuous debate over how to repeal Barack Obama’s healthcare reforms, a frustrated Donald Trump summoned Senate Republicans to the White House for lunch. During the meeting, the president taunted the assembled lawmakers, tasked with helping him achieve his signature campaign promise, and warned that the consequences of failure might be their jobs.

He jabbed a finger at the senator directly to his right, Dean Heller of Nevada, who had helped stall an earlier version of the bill. “Look, he wants to remain a senator, doesn’t he?” Trump said, drawing a surprised laugh.

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