Donald Trump decided to blame the Democrats for the Republican’s failure to repeal and replace Obamacare. That is odd given that Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell worked in swift secrecy with insurance companies to draft the bill. Then, McConnell glad-handed the Republicans trying to squeeze out his 50 votes to pass it. Trump did almost nothing except create yet another alternative reality.
After the Republicans tried to turn Obamacare to ashes and raise up a healthcare plan of their own, it quickly fell apart. Not wasting a moment, Trump jumped in front of reporters and cameras, which is highly unusual, and blamed someone else, not so unusual.
Now, Trump’s plan is to let the existing plan fail, so that people will demand a change, USA reported:
‘We’re not going to own it – I’m not going to own it – I can tell you the Republicans are not going to own it. We’ll let Obamacare fail and then the Democrats are going to come to us.’
Federal budget analyst Stan Collender said that Trump’s future looks like “nothing more than nuts and bolts.” That meant a few post office namings and a new spending plan to replace the one expiring at September’s close.
Executive vice president at public affairs firm Qorvis MSLGROUP Collender spoke to USA:
‘I think the Trump “agenda” – and put quote marks around agenda – is anything the Congress passenger, an executive vice president at Qorvis MSLGROUP, a public affairs firm. But the real Trump agenda – the one he promised everybody – is definitely in trouble.’
Trump tweeted earlier Tuesday morning telling Americans everything was the fault of his enemy, the Democrats. That was interesting, because the Republicans never brought the latest Senate healthcare bill to the floor for a vote. Trump tweeted:
‘With only a very small majority, the Republicans in the House & Senate need more victories next year since Dems totally obstruct, no votes!’
Then, Trump shot out his grand plan for healthcare in this tweet:
‘Republicans should just REPEAL failing ObamaCare now & work on a new Healthcare Plan that will start from a clean slate. Dems will join in!’
Check out the video below of Trump speaking to the press – finally!