President Trump predicted 2017 would be the worst year for people with healthcare through the Affordable Care Act yet and that the GOP will "save the day" with its healthcare plan.

"ObamaCare is imploding. It is a disaster and 2017 will be the worst year yet, by far! Republicans will come together and save the day," Trump said.

After administration officials initially downplayed Trump's connection with the American Health Care Act, the Republican president has put his full weight behind the bill. He's spent much of his public statements, both on Twitter and in person, defending the bill in recent days and reports are circulating that he's cajoling reluctant Republicans to get on board as well.

Repealing and replacing Obamacare had been a centerpiece of Trump's candidacy for president. He has also mulled letting the act fall apart and doing nothing, in order to blame Democrats for its failure.