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DC Daily: President Trump promises latest GOP health care bill covers pre-existing conditions

Posted at 8:30 AM, May 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-01 11:50:36-04

What's happening in the political world:

Trump ends interview when asked about wiretapping claims
-- President Trump ended an interview in abrupt fashion after he was asked about the wiretapping claims he made against former President Barack Obama.

CBS reporter John Dickerson asked Trump about the learning curve as president, which led into his relationship with his predecessor, Barack Obama. Trump told Dickerson his he has "had some difficulties" in his relationship, implying that the allegations that Obama unlawfully surveilled his office following his win in the election had led to the two not speaking.

"I don't stand by anything," Trump said, according to a transcription by CBS. "I just -- you can take it the way you want. I think our side's been proven very strongly. And everybody's talking about it. And frankly it should be discussed. I think that is a very big surveillance of our citizens. I think it's a very big topic. And it's a topic that should be number one. And we should find out what the hell is going on."

When Dickerson pressed the President of his opinion on the wiretapping claims, Trump ended the interview.

"That's enough. Thank you," Trump told Dickerson.

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Deal reached to fund federal government through September
-- Days after passing a temporary spending bill that would fund the government through May 5, a plan for a spending bill that would fund the government through September was agreed upon.

The House and Senate are expected to vote on the proposed bill, which would add billions for the Pentagon and border security but would not provide any money for President Donald Trump's promised border wall with Mexico, by the end of the week.

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Trump touts latest iteration of health care bill
-- In an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation," President Trump said the latest version of the Republican plan to replace Obamacare will guarantee health coverage for Americans with pre-existing conditions.

"Pre-existing conditions are in the bill. And I mandate it. I said, 'Has to be,'" Trump told CBS's John Dickerson in an interview that aired Sunday.

On the subject, the president tweeted Sunday:

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Warren critical of Obama in interview
-- Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, seen by many as a potential candidate in the 2020 presidential race, told The Guardian that former President Barack Obama and other politicians are out of touch with "the lived experiences of most Americans."

"I think President Obama, like many others in both parties, talks about a set of big national statistics that look shiny and great but increasingly have giant blind spots. That GDP, unemployment, no longer reflect the lived experiences of most Americans. And the lived experiences of most Americans (are) that they are being left behind in this economy," Warren said. "Worse than being left behind, they're being kicked in the teeth."

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CNN contributed to this report