Trump says he never promised to repeal Obamacare quickly. A list of times he did.

Josh VoorheesJOSH VOORHEES

Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in Iowa City.

Republican leaders in the House pulled their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare from the floor on Friday afternoon once it became clear that it did not have the votes needed to pass.

Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office, Donald Trump suggested that this was simply all part of his plan. “You’ve all heard my speeches,” he said. “I never said ‘repeal it and replace it within 64 days.’ I have a long time. But I want to have a great health care bill and plan—and we will and it will happen.”

Hmm. That doesn’t sound quite right.

Here is a small sampling of all the times Donald Trump promised that repealing and replacing Obamacare would be a quick and relatively painless lift, one that he would get to right away.

READ MORE HERE: Trump says he never promised to repeal Obamacare quickly. A list of times he did.

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