On Friday afternoon, House Republicans officially withdrew their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Speaker Paul Ryan made the move at the request of President Donald Trump, after both realized that they would not have the votes necessary to push the bill through the House in today's vote. This marks the first legislative defeat in Trump's presidency—which is unfortunate, because it was also his first attempt to get a piece of legislation passed. Now, sources say there will be no immediate plan to pass any version of Trumpcare. Paul Ryan, the bill's baby daddy, told the press: "We're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future."
Liberals on Twitter were ecstatic about the news, and immediately started rubbing it in Republicans' faces with a torrent of jokes. Here are the best ones we could find.
Republicans had 7 years to come up with a good alternative to the ACA. They failed. It's like the "Batman v Superman" of bills.— Jason Pinter (@jasonpinter) March 24, 2017
Trump must be so pissed on right now.— Toby Herman (@tobyherman27) March 24, 2017
Republicans have tried and failed to kill Obamacare for seven years.— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) March 24, 2017
Trumpcare died in 17 days.
“And then … wait for it … they withdrew the bill!" pic.twitter.com/SYUh7oVIER— Matt Jacobs (@tarantallegra) March 24, 2017
fitting that the republican plan for healthcare is to pull out on time— tc (@chillmage) March 24, 2017
also appropriate, i guess, that there was no Plan B https://t.co/XkDR42JmYG— Maya Kosoff (@mekosoff) March 24, 2017
Obamacare Death Panel claims first victim https://t.co/aa2UDtq2t9— Matt Nedostup (@nedostup) March 24, 2017
Hey Republicans, don't worry, that burn is covered under the Affordable Care Act— Senator Bob Menendez (@SenatorMenendez) March 24, 2017
"Poor Paul Ryan" is the meanest thing you can say to him— Orli Matlow (@HireMeImFunny) March 24, 2017
Bills that failed because of Trump:— Susie Meister (@susie_meister) March 24, 2017
2. Billy Bush
Paul Ryan promised you a big bowl of nothing and by God, he delivered.— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) March 24, 2017
Ryan: (Trump) did everything he possibly could.— Erin 🎶Gloria🎶 Ryan (@morninggloria) March 24, 2017
[Flashback to yesterday, Trump pretending to drive a big big truck]
Narrator: He hadn't.
I don't mean to add insult to injury, Paul Ryan, but Ayn Rand's ghost just called and she's very disappointed in you.— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) March 24, 2017