“What’s his plan?” Gorka said, restating Ruhle’s question. “To exert the pressure that every president has from the White House to try and get that commitment to a decision, because, remember, again, another catastrophe. Thanks for raising it. Obamacare. My premiums, I don’t know about your premiums, but the people I talk to have seen them double, treble, have deductibles they literally can’t afford to pay in cash. That’s a real problem.”

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said during an appearance on Fox News Sunday the president expects the Senate to pass its healthcare bill “maybe before” or “maybe a little bit into” the August recess, which is scheduled to begin the week of July 31.

“Whether it’d be before August recess or during August recess, the president expects the Senate to fulfill the promises it made to the American people,” Priebus said Sunday.

White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that Trump is focused on making sure the bill gets passed.

“I don’t know that he’s going to lay out a list of consequences” for members of Congress that stall the bill, Sanders said. “His focus is making sure it gets done, not on what happens if it doesn’t.

The conservative House Freedom Caucus is urging congressional leaders to delay or cancel the planned August recess until the healthcare bill is passed.

A group of 10 Republican senators sent a letter in late June to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell informing him of their belief that the remaining time on the Senate calendar “does not appear to give us enough time to adequately address the issues that demand immediate attention.”

“Therefore,” the senators wrote, “We respectfully request that you consider truncating, if not completely forgoing, the scheduled August state work period, allowing us more time to complete our work.”