President Donald Trump told Republican senators on Tuesday that the House health care bill he championed last month is “mean,” The Associated Press and CNN reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed congressional sources.
Trump’s reported remarks came during a lunch with 15 Republican senators. He reportedly said the Senate version of the bill should be “more generous.”
Trump hailed the Republican-written House measure when it was passed on May 4.
“It was a GREAT day for the United States of America!” Trump tweeted that day. “This is a great plan that is a repeal & replace of ObamaCare. Make no mistake about it.”
Politico, citing sources familiar with Trump’s meeting with senators, reported the president believes the House version of the bill is difficult to defend, and said he’d like to see more robust tax credits for people who buy health insurance as individuals.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.