He’s back. After talk circulating about the president’s screen time being purposefully limited by his staffers while he was on his first overseas tour since taking office, President Trump took to Twitter over and over again on Sunday following that tour’s conclusion.
On Sunday evening, he took up the topics of tax reform and health policy, and like always, he offered vague platitudes in place of actual verifiable data points.
Addressing the ongoing debate over the future of the Affordable Care Act, Trump wrote, “I suggest that we add more dollars to Healthcare and make it the best anywhere. ObamaCare is dead — the Republicans will do much better!”
I suggest that we add more dollars to Healthcare and make it the best anywhere. ObamaCare is dead – the Republicans will do much better!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2017
This tweet is literally a convoluted mess. Trump is dangerously inept and doesn’t appear to have any idea what he’s talking about.
There is a proposal that’s been latched onto the side of the currently being pushed Obamacare replacement bill, the American Health Care Act, which calls for some $8 million to be injected into the healthcare market in order to offset the forces that, should the AHCA pass, would stand to push millions of people out of the health market.
Experts have said, however, that there isn’t any indication that that money will actually be anywhere close to enough to actually do anything worthwhile.
Trump, however, seems ready and willing to use the same kind of “just spend more money” mentality that he’s criticized so many others for.
Some of the best comments pointing out Trump’s logical fallacies are featured below.
I know you're trying to pivot away from how embarrassing the big trip was for all of us to watch (Pushing! Pope! Saudi bowing!) but…this?
— Bess Kalb (@bessbell) May 29, 2017
You and your GOP House drank beer and danced when the horrible Trumpcare was in motion and now "you care"?
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) May 29, 2017
We already have a healthcare plan that has "more dollars." One that didn't give tax breaks to billionaires.
It's called the ACA.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) May 29, 2017
The reason Obamacare is failing is because of the republicans.
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) May 28, 2017
"I suggest that we add more dollars to Healthcare" Donald congrats on winning the 6th grade essay contest on why you'd be a good prez buddy
— please @ me for access to my powerful brain (@ChrisCaesar) May 28, 2017
As mentioned, Trump also addressed tax reform on Twitter this Sunday evening, but his comments weren’t any more sensible than his commentary about health care policy.
On tax reform, Trump wrote, “The massive TAX CUTS/REFORM that I have submitted is moving along in the process very well, actually ahead of schedule. Big benefits to all!”
The massive TAX CUTS/REFORM that I have submitted is moving along in the process very well, actually ahead of schedule. Big benefits to all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2017
For one, he offers absolutely no documentation for his claim that the tax reform that his administration has proposed is moving along ahead of schedule.
Additionally, the tax plan that his administration proposed is, quite simply, a mess, with hardly any potential questions as to its feasibility answered.
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