President Donald Trump simultaneously claimed on Tuesday that Obamacare doesn’t work, but that it does work, resulting in people pointing and laughing at him on Twitter.
Trump has frequently referred to Obamacare as a failure and is currently demanding the federal courts strike the entire law down.
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But he seemed really confused while speaking at an event on Tuesday when he said Obamacare doesn’t work, only to then say in the very next breath that it “works adequately” because he repealed the individual mandate.
Seriously, Trump is taking credit for Obamacare now.
Here’s the video via Twitter.
President Trump: “ObamaCare doesn’t work but it works at least adequately now.” pic.twitter.com/sw2tf6KhNS
— The Hill (@thehill) June 25, 2019
In response, Twitter users mocked Trump.
GOP strategist Rick Wilson and Kellyanne Conway’s husband George Conway both reacted.
Oh my God. This is hilarious. I can’t wait for Gentry Breitbart and the rest to start writing their pieces about how Obamacare isn’t really, really that bad after all. https://t.co/ldEj1N1jio
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) June 25, 2019
we are at war with eurasia https://t.co/YlU0HdOf1C
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) June 26, 2019
Other Americans also made fun of Trump.
— Lali Bella Aeyna 🔥 (@AeynaLali) June 25, 2019
So it does work. Thanks Obama
— Chase Martin (@Drdwngfan97) June 25, 2019
Running on Obamacare now?
— Insight Law Firm (@InsightTaxLaw) June 25, 2019
Translation -I had no idea that healthcare was complicated. #DumbDonald
— John (@WhatAboutJDR) June 25, 2019
Because Republicans have no plan?
— Ken Ambrose (@KeneAmbrose) June 25, 2019
Rex Tillerson was right
— WeTheConsumers (@WeTheConsumers) June 25, 2019
Doesn’t work but works adequately. Well if that isn’t a complete contradiction….
— Jodie Moss (@jodiemoss1976) June 25, 2019
It doesn’t work but it work adequately? Does he think before he speaks?
— RedDevil In PA (@GGMUnPA) June 25, 2019
It’s like the truth is fighting for its life to escape his mouth. “Obamacare doesn’t work (but it works!)” …
— Jeremy Deboard (@jadkansas) June 25, 2019
The fact is that Obamacare would work better if the individual mandate were not repealed since every American would be contributing to the insurance pools. Furthermore, it would also work better if Trump and Republicans would not have been sabotaging it all these years.
It’s also curious that Trump is trying to take credit for Obamacare. It’s like he’s preparing to run on Obamacare in 2020 because he literally has no healthcare plan of his own.
If Obamacare is working, his repeated attempt to gut it should anger Americans even more, especially if Trump gets his way and the courts strike it down, thus yanking healthcare away from 20 million Americans with pre-existing conditions.
Regardless, even if Trump does run on Obamacare, that just means he has no ideas, and Democrats would still have a better plan by offering universal healthcare.
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