Trump blasts the press for its false portrayal of Obamacare


The replacement plan for Obamacare is being stymied by the liberal media, unlike when Obamacare’s adoption was heralded by them in 2009, pointed out President Trump on Monday when he met with Americans who claim that they’ve suffered under the former administration’s healthcare law.

The president admonished the press for making Obamacare “look so good.”

“So, the press is making it look so wonderful that … if we end it, everyone’s going to say, ‘Oh, remember how great Obamacare used to be? Remember how wonderful it used to be? It used to be so great.’” President Trump told reporters.

The proposed replacement of Obamacare features tax credits which would help consumers shop for their choice of nationwide insurance options. However, there’s been griping on both sides of the aisle about the new law, with some GOP senators concerned that the new plan will curtail a planned expansion of Medicaid in their states.

President Trump has repeatedly stated that waiting to repeal and replace Obamacare would be disastrous for the country.

“The Republicans, frankly, are putting themselves in a very bad position … by repealing Obamacare,” said Trump. “They’re not going to see the devastation in ’17, or ’18 or ’19. It will be gone by then, whether we do it or not, it will be imploded off the map.”

A poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal showed “45 percent of Americans think Obamacare is a good idea, while 41 percent thought it is a bad one.”

Trump compared Obamacare to the former president himself, observing, “When he left, people liked him. When he was here, people didn’t like him so much. That’s the way life goes. That’s human nature.”

H/T: The Hill

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