Republicans met with Trump for more than an hour in meeting in which the president sat flanked by two prominent centrist holdouts, Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
Neither talked to reporters after returning to the Capitol in a police-escorted shuttle bus. Other GOP lawmakers described the meeting as one in which lawmakers were able to voice their objections to the bill in the presence of Trump and administration officials.
“This was the first time the various sticking points were aired in a forum like this with the president and the vice presidents, and healthcare administration officials listening and taking notes,” Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., said. “So I think this was a good exercise. I think, basically, every sticking point is now out there on the table and we know what parts need to move.”