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Working with Trump ‘amazing,’ says Wagner


ST. LOUIS – Congresswoman Ann Wagner made an appearance on the April 16 episode of This Week in Missouri Politics to speak about her work in Washington under a new president.

Wagner made sure to emphasize her work with President Donald Trump. When asked about her work with Trump on legislation, she mentioned that she’s been very grateful for her time in the White House.

“It’s been amazing,” Wagner said. “I’ve been in the White House at least five or six times since the president’s been in, not even a hundred days.”

From their time creating his agenda, whether it’s regulatory reform or standing by him as he signed his executive orders, Wagner remains enthusiastic to continue her work with him.

Regarding health care, Wagner responded that she was with Trump on his attempt to repeal with Obamacare.

“I’ve been in the Oval Office with him as we’re whipping votes, as we’re working to try and get to a solution,” Wagner said. “I am absolutely committed to repealing and replacing Obamacare, and I believe we’re going to get there as a House and as a Congress.”

Wagner was quick to speak to the commonalities between her and the President, and she also complimented him on what she sees as the president’s best attributes in office.

“I’ve seen the strength and the leadership that he brings to the table and a negotiation skill that really puts him in the center of things.” Wagner said. “He wants to be an agent for change, he is a disrupter… We’ve really gotten along well, he and his entire team”

The conversation continued as she later voiced her opinions on U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill’s disapproval of Neil Gorsuch as Supreme Court Justice and McCaskill’s potential run against either herself or Attorney General Josh Hawley for McCaskill’s seat.

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