Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP, Chris Dorst
Vice President Mike Pence and Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon arrive at Yeager Airport in Charleston, W.Va., on Saturday, March 25, 2017 to travel by motorcade to Putnam County for a meeting with small business operators.

SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. — A defiant Vice President Mike Pence says President Donald Trump's administration is refusing to accept defeat on health care.

A day after legislation was pulled off the House floor that would have unraveled former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Pence told a gathering Saturday in Scott Depot, West Virginia, that "we will end the Obamacare nightmare and give the American people the world class health care that they deserve."

He told a few hundred people at construction materials firm Foster Supply that Friday's setback was a victory for the status quo in Washington, D.C., "but I promise you that victory won't last very long."

Earlier, Pence and U.S. Small Business Administrator leader Linda McMahon held a private discussion with a dozen business owners about the challenges they face.