President Donald Trump has warned Republican lawmakers regarding consequences if they fail to repeal and replace Obama’s Affordable Care Act. In a tweet, the president said that if they are unable to repeal and replace the “disastrous” Obamacare, there will be “far greater” repercussions.

The threatening tweet was only one of several that Trump sent out ahead of the Senate vote regarding the revised healthcare reform legislation. He had been using the social media platform to force Republican officials into speeding up healthcare reform, aiming to get Obamacare repealed by spring.

It seems that Trump is finding it hard to undo the healthcare law put in place by his predecessor even though it was one of his top priorities in the White House. In fact, it seemed that his agenda had been put on hold due to debates in the Republican conferences in both upper and lower chambers.

A divided GOP

The process has been particularly challenging in the Senate, as there is only a thin margin of error. According to the Washington Examiner, if three Republican senators decide to defect from the party line, then they will lose their majority. R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr, Founder of the American Spectator, noted that in the 50 years he'd been involved in politics, he found that Republicans still have to figure out how to support each other. This is especially obvious for the current party, because unfortunately for Trump, it seems that at least three senators have already announced their intentions to vote against a bill that would repeal Obamacare fully.

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Because of this, Trump expressed his frustration with his party, saying that they have done little to “protect their president.” While Trump does have a complicated relationship with the GOP, the lawmakers have been protective of him as a whole, even though approval ratings slipped to 38.5 percent.

Trump continues to feud with media on Twitter

On the same day that the president threatened Republicans, he also took the time to slam two media conglomerates on their coverage of his time at the White House. In a tweet storm, he shared that it’s been hard reading the “Failing New York Times” and “Amazon Washington Post” because their stories and opinions have been mostly negative. His relationship with both outlets has been rocky, as they have been very critical of their coverage of Trump stories before and after the 2016 elections.

Yet, the president has had a strained relationship with many news outlets, some of which included CNN, ABC, and NBC. These criticisms and commentaries led him to attack them on Twitter and then calling them out at his rallies.