In Donald Trump’s bid to frighten suburban women, a demographic with which he’s sorely losing, he’s willing to tie any opposition to his will “socialism” or “anarchy.” He hasn’t quite decided if Democrats want total control or if they want no control at all, but he’ll push both narratives when he thinks they’ll help.
Much of what Trump is saying is a lie, which will come as absolutely no surprise to anyone. His travel ban never passed anything with bipartisan support. It was challenged in the Supreme Court and had to be amended multiple times before it could even be considered constitutional.
As for his new executive orders on drug prices, NPR notes that:
‘The Trump Administration has announced four executive orders to lower drug prices, but health policy experts say they will likely offer patients only minimal relief and may take months to implement, if they’re implemented at all…The most radical order involves requiring Medicare to pay the same price for some drugs — the ones patients receive in the hospital as part of Medicare Part B — that other countries pay. However, Trump said he is giving the pharmaceutical industry until Aug. 24 to make a deal with him before he implements it.’
Trump has beat the drum on his prescription drug policy since shortly after he was elected, but Big Pharma is making no less money, people are no less struggling to pay for insulin and Epi pens, and nothing has really changed.
Twitter wasn’t buying it, either. Read some of their comments below: