President Donald Trump held a conference on Monday to discuss the negative experiences people have had with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare.
As soon as a woman began to tell her story, CNN went to black and cut back to host John King.
“It’s a great honor for you to share your personal stories of struggle under the enormous strain imposed on you by the very, very failed and failing Obamacare law,” Trump said, beginning his speech.
“Secretary Price and I, along with my entire administration and a lot of people in the Senate, and a lot of people in the House, are committed to repealing and replacing this disastrous law with a health care plan that lowers cost, expands choice, and ensures access for everyone.”
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He continued: “You represent the millions of Americans who have seen their Obamacare premiums increase by double digits and triple digits.”
The president then allowed a woman who had negative experiences with the ACA give her full story. Before he handed the conversation over to her, he stated, “Maybe the press will even record it.”
But for CNN, that wasn’t the case. As the woman started speaking about how her rates tripled when Obamacare was forced on her, and the affects it has had on her family, the network cut the feed.
“Our rates are three times what they were before Obamacare started,” she began. “We have one provider in our county. We have very little options for what we can and cannot do. We are a small business owner. We are actually not a brick and mortar … we are cattle ranchers. We cannot afford our equipment if we are paying these rates year after year after year. Our food source is in jeopardy because of this health care law.”
In the recorded video, you can see that seconds after she said this statement, CNN cut the feed and went back to host John King.
“Just lost the tape there from the White House,” King said.
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