President Trump thinks that he abolished Obamacare with an executive order, thus proving he is dumber than any elementary school child who has ever taken social studies.
Trump: "Obamacare is finished, it's dead, it's gone..You shouldn't even mention it. It's gone. There is no such thing as Obamacare anymore" pic.twitter.com/sAkylaXPlA
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) October 16, 2017
The President said, “Obamacare is finished. It’s dead. It’s gone. It’s no longer — you shouldn’t even mention. It’s gone. There is no such thing as Obamacare anymore.”
This was some wishful thinking on Trump’s part because, in a democracy, presidents can’t make laws go away with executive orders. Trump has consistently struggled with the concept that he can’t rule unilaterally with executive orders. During his first cabinet meeting, he mixed executive orders and legislation to make his list of accomplishments seem bigger.
Trump may hope that people will stop talking about Obamacare, but the only way that the law can be repealed is through congressional action.
Here is the perfect refresher course for President Trump on how a bill becomes law told in a way that he will hopefully understand:
Mr. Easley is the managing editor, who is 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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