It was embarrassing to watch the President lie without pause, grovel, threaten his fellow Republicans, and claim that Obamacare is literally death itself.
Trump’s event with “Obamacare victims” at the White House was the latest embarrassment at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Here is Trump proclaiming that Obamacare is death itself:
Trump: "Obamacare is death." pic.twitter.com/4JCDrI0z41
— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) July 24, 2017
Meanwhile, the CBO found that Trump’s Obamacare bill without a replacement would take health care away from 32 million Americans. The Republican repeal and replace bill would take health care away from 22 million people.
Here is Trump claiming that Democrats are harming people by refusing to take their health care away:
Trump says Obamacare has hurt Americans, and politicians continue to hurt them by refusing to replace Obamacare https://t.co/SFZUGcB7qY
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) July 24, 2017
Trump claimed that Obamacare is failing and the healthcare system is collapsing without telling people that he is the one collapsing it:
Trump: “Obamacare is death” pic.twitter.com/p9anyjszu4
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) July 24, 2017
The people standing behind looked dazed by both the tornado of lies and incoherence of the orange man standing in front of them. The whole event was an embarrassment that puts Trump’s complete political ineptitude on full display. Donald Trump has no idea what he is doing. He is trying to pass a healthcare bill that he knows nothing about, so he can’t provide the details to the American people.
Trump is going to lose on the healthcare vote on Tuesday, and his incompetent use of the bully pulpit is a big reason why Republicans don’t fear him and have no qualms about humiliating this president.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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