PHARMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The White House sent a warning shot to congressional Republicans that it may increase its outreach to Democrats if it can’t get the support of hard-line conservatives, a potential shift in legislative strategy that could affect drug prices, the future of a tax overhaul and budgetary priorities.
Days after the House GOP health bill collapsed due to a lack of support from Republicans, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus brought up the idea of working with Democrats multiple times, leaving little doubt that the White House intended to send a message to the hard-line Republican flank.
‘This president is not going to be a partisan president,’ Mr. Priebus said on ‘Fox News Sunday.’ He said that while ‘I think it’s time for our folks to come together, I also think it’s time to potentially get a few moderate Democrats on board as well.’ “

-Siobhan Hughes, “White House Opens Door to Democrats in Wake of Health-Bill Failure,” The Wall Street Journal online, March 27, 2017