By Geoff Earle, Deputy U.s. Political Editor For Dailymail.com
Published: 18:45 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 18:45 BST, 1 April 2019
President Donald Trump is telling associates he does not expect a Republican-backed lawsuit to strike down all of Obamacare in the courts will prevail – even as he champions an effort to make the GOP the 'party of health care.'
Trump made the surprise decision to talk up health legislation last week immediately after the release of a summary of Robert Mueller's Russia probe, and is encouraging his party to make it a signature issue going into the 2020 elections.
But he has told confidants he thinks his administration won't prevail in the lawsuit it joined, where state attorneys general and GOP governors are seeking to strike down the entire Obamacare law, Axios reported.
The publication reports that it is the president himself who is behind the effort, following inside coverage last week that the decision was a product of a bitter internal fight that split acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney