Donald Trump Blows Up Twitter This Morning In Yet Another Healthcare Rant (TWEETS)


The president-elect went on his second Twitter rant about healthcare in two days early Thursday morning, blasting the Democrats and their “head clown” Chuck Schumer for supposedly not doing anything to fix the flaws of ObamaCare.

Trump wrote, in his lengthy, three tweet long rant:

‘The Democrats, lead [sic] by head clown Chuck Schumer, know how bad ObamaCare is and what a mess they are in. Instead of working to fix it, they do the typical political thing and BLAME. The fact is ObamaCare was a lie from the beginning. “Keep you doctor, keep your plan!” It is time for Republicans & Democrats to get together and come up with a healthcare plan that really works – much less expensive & FAR BETTER!’

First of all, calling your political opponents’ “clowns” isn’t exactly something in line with the spirit of American politics or the way that things get done around here, so to speak. Calling someone a clown is simply a dangerously incendiary way of behaving.

Yet, Thursday’s Twitter rant is literally the second time in two days that Trump has called Schumer a “clown.” On Wednesday morning, Trump wrote, of the Democrats’ supposed responsibility for the supposed “utter disaster” of ObamaCare, “Don’t let the Schumer clowns out of this web.”

Furthermore, there’s at least two other things.

First of all, Trump and his ideological colleagues never mention in their anti-ObamaCare rants the 20 million people who now have health insurance because of the law.

Secondly, notice that Trump’s first descriptor of what a “FAR BETTER” health care plan would mean is that it’s “much less expensive.”

That, however, simply isn’t all there is to the healthcare debate. A relatively expensive healthcare plan is much better than no healthcare plan.

Why is that? Because people who have healthcare don’t die from completely preventable conditions at the same rate as those who don’t have healthcare.

Saving people’s lives obviously ought to come before considerations of price. It’s like, first get the people’s lives saved via making healthcare accessible, and then worry about dropping the cost.

Trump, however, doesn’t think like that. For him, the potentially airy concept of “saving money” takes precedent over keeping people alive. Thus, he is preparing to repeal ObamaCare and take away the health insurance of 20 million people in the name of “cutting costs.”

Finally, take note of this: It’s not Democrats who are alone responsible for the way things are at present ObamaCare flaws-wise. Rather, it’s the Republicans who, at the time of ObamaCare’s passage, wouldn’t allow the cost cutting public option to be included in the Obama tenure-defining healthcare package.

The Democrats simply conceded to the Republicans’ demands in the interest of getting something done as opposed to getting nothing done.

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