President Trump telephoned Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Friday in an effort to revive health-care legislation. Trump was seeking 'a path forward on health care,' a GOP source said. Be smart: The president's call shows he may be open to future deals with Democratic leaders, in the mold of the 'Chuck and Nancy' agreements on the debt limit and immigration that he struck in September. Although it's not known what Trump proposed or how Schumer responded, word traveled fast among Republican lawmakers. The initial reaction among some Republicans was consternation, even though they didn't know the upshot of the call.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.