After two weeks of promoting their new Health Care Bill, Republicans were unable to gain enough support within their own party to confidently hold a vote on the matter. After a last minute meeting took place, Donald Trump gave up on negotiating further and has demanded a vote for Friday.

Trump frustrated

For eight years, Republicans opposed the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, vowing to repeal and replace the law as soon as possible. The rhetoric became a must for any conservative running for office, and was an instant cornerstone for Donald Trump during the election.

After it became clear that the former host of "The Apprentice" was going to be the next president, and with Republicans in majority-control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, it appeared like it was only a matter of time before Obamacare was history with GOP alternative put in its place. However, even with support from Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, Republicans were unable to sell the bill to enough lawmakers to ensure a victory during the floor vote, as party leaders called to postpone the vote in question. As reported by Mediaite on March 23, Trump was frustrated during a meeting on Thursday and refused to negotiate any further.

According to Politico's Jake Sherman, Donald Trump demanded a vote on the health care bill for Friday, citing Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, who was also in the media with Presidential Counsel Kellyanne Conway.

"TRUMP is done negotiating and wants a vote on the AHCA tomorrow, per a source in the room," Sherman tweeted. In a follow-up message on Twitter, Sherman notes that "if the AHCA vote fails, nation is stuck w Obamacare. In other words, trump is done. Negotiations are over."'

Give and take

The president's biggest hang up has been with the far right-wing Freedom Caucus, who argue that the GOP bill, the American Health Care Act, is too similar to Obamacare.

Donald Trump and Republican leaders have been hard-line in their defense of the bill, but were willing to concede some provisions to the Freedom Caucus.

"The health-care bill tomorrow WILL include elimination of essential health benefits-- one of the freedom caucus asks," Jake Sherman also tweeted. As of press time, it's unknown if the bill will secure enough votes to pass and move on to the Senate.