CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 08, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jeff Zeleny) The latest information on the contacts between the administrations of President Trump & former President Obama about Trump's wiretap allegations while the health care reform is being rolled out featured. [White House press secretary Sean SPICER - says we fix it.] [Senator Charles SCHUMER - speaks about health care.] [Yesterday, TRUMP - says he got elected to repeal/replace Obamacare.] [Vice President Mike PENCE, Representative Jim JORDAN - offer views on Trump's bill.] Trump's plans to travel to Kentucky to promote the health care bill discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Congress's formal drafting of the bill introduced.
(Capitol Hill: Phil Mattingly) The politics of the health care bill with the opposition of conservatives examined. [Speaker of the House Paul RYAN - says we are becoming a governing party.] [Representative Mo BROOKS- says it will bankrupt us.] The past relationship problems between candidate Trump & Senator Ted Cruz recalled. [Representatives Frank PALLONE, Rich NEAL, WOMAN, Pete WELCH - oppose the bill.] The path forward for the bill with all the opposition & the question of will the conservatives sink Trump's crucial initiative discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Van Jones, Gloria Borger, Trump supporter Kayleigh McEnany & conservative Matt Lewis about the health care bill. [BORGER, McENANY, LEWIS, JONES - offer views on this being Trump's first big test as a dealmaker, the conservatives' approach to the bill, how Republicans are in trouble now that health care is an entitlement, the political reality for the Republicans who have opposed Obamacare for 7 years, how Obamacare worked.]