Behind the scenes: Trump has privately said he thinks the lawsuit to strike down the Affordable Care Act will probably fail in the courts, according to two sources who discussed the matter with the president last week.

Trump’s view is that Democrats are going to bash him up on health care in 2020 regardless, so ignoring the issue won’t work.

He says he wants to “brand” himself and the Republican Party as caring about health care and pre-existing conditions. He plans to repeat this message again and again and again.