The crowd booed as Trump said the opposition from McCain, R-Ariz., who announced on Friday that he would vote against the latest GOP health care bill, was "terrible, honestly, terrible" when he cast the deciding vote against an earlier measure.
Trump alleged that McCain had been influenced in his decision by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in his decision to oppose the bill co-authored by Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) could ultimately back the Graham-Cassidy health reform bill, which aims to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Repealing and replacing Obamacare was a major campaign promise for President Trump and for Republicans running for Congress in the past several campaigns. "Let Arizona down!" Trump tweeted.
"Arizona had a 116% increase in ObamaCare premiums previous year, with deductibles very high".
Speaking to CBS News' John Dickerson, Collins said she'll remain uneasy until the Congressional Budget Office releases its latest projection for the bill's impact.
Instead, the federal government would block-grant health care funding to the states - which critics say could destabilize the healthcare market and cut millions of people off of insurance.
In a surprise statement, McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, said: "I can not in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal".
Senate procedural rules say Republicans only have until Saturday to pass a health care overhaul with a simple majority vote.
"I can not in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal".
McCain says he believes lawmakers could do better if Republicans and Democrats work together on a replacement for President Barack Obama's health care law.
To make a September 30 deadline, Republican senators meant to bring the bill offered by Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME, and the revised legislation may be released this weekend, Politico reports. Rand Paul of Kentucky to support a health care bill he's spent the last week railing against. "They're going to have to decide whether they're willing to do that without block granting", Paul said. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, moderates who joined McCain in voting down the last attempt at Senate reform, have not confirmed their position, although Collins said on Friday she was "leaning against" it.
The Senate should heed his advice before acting on a measure opposed by the National Association of Medicaid Directors. Committees of jurisdiction should mark up legislation with input from all committee members, and send their bill to the floor for debate and amendment. Wisconsin would see an infusion of about $3.5 billion in federal money during the next six years under the bill, according to an independent analysis by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation.
In a new Washington Post/ABC poll, just 33 percent of voters said they supported the Cassidy-Graham plan, making this last dash at repeal a political burden as well as a whipping test.
The Graham-Cassidy legislation would get rid of the mandate that individuals have to buy insurance as well as the penalty for large employers that don't offer reasonably priced insurance to their employees. The bill would also require insurance companies to cover people with pre-existing conditions, one of the requirements set forth by Trump. It is taking it from Democrat states and giving it to Republican states. A public dispute between TV comedian Jimmy Kimmel, whose infant son has a congenital heart defect, and the Senate sponsors took on bitter personal terms this week and demonstrated how little is understood about the legislation.