President Trump said Wednesday evening the difficulty of securing a healthcare deal among congressional Republicans is more difficult than brokering peace between Israel and Palestine.
"We have a thing called healthcare. I'm sure you haven't been reading about it too much," Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One as they traveled to Paris on Wednesday. "It is one of the — I'd say the only thing more difficult than peace between Israel and the Palestinians is healthcare."
Trump described the challenge his team has encountered in attempting to fashion a healthcare bill that satisfies both moderate and conservative critics.
"It's like this narrow road that about a quarter of an inch wide," Trump said. "You get a couple here and you say, great, and then you find out you just lost four over here. Healthcare is tough."
The president expressed confidence that Senate Republicans would be able to scrape together the votes necessary to repeal Obamacare. The current bill looks increasingly likely to unite the 50 Republicans required to pass it.
"I think we're going to have something that's really good and that people are going to like," Trump said. "We're going to find out over the next — you know, we just extended for two weeks."
Trump was likely referring to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's recent decision to shorten August recess by two weeks.