Just last month, the Justice Department asked a federal court to utterly destroy Obamacare, including protections for those with pre-existing conditions, and President Donald Trump has certainly made no secret of his disdain for the Affordable Care Act, repeatedly vowing to repeal it, though he hasn’t been able to muster the necessary votes in Congress to do so.
Despite this open hostility to a program that helps millions of American get affordable health insurance, Trump is now trying to make us believe that he and his party want to protect those with pre-existing conditions. Fearing massive losses in the midterm election, the president tweeted out this ludicrous assertion on Thursday:
All Republicans support people with pre-existing conditions, and if they don’t, they will after I speak to them. I am in total support. Also, Democrats will destroy your Medicare, and I will keep it healthy and well!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2018
Keep in mind Trump’s blatant lie comes just 24 hours after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the GOP was still eager to kill Obamacare if they manage to maintain their grip on both houses of Congress.
Fortunately, social media has a long memory, and Trump was met with ridicule for his attempt to have it both ways on the issue of healthcare:
This is you and all your friends laughing hysterically about gutting preexisting conditions a year ago. You thought we forgot? pic.twitter.com/YYREjXaGzN
— Rep. Joe Kennedy III (@RepJoeKennedy) October 18, 2018
😂😂😂 You don’t even care that everyone knows you are lying. We saw them repeatedly vote to gut preexisting condition protections and you applauding it! Liar
— Natalie Weaver (@Nataliew1020) October 19, 2018
Fixed it. pic.twitter.com/JXkkleS5hd
— VeryRealDonaldTrump (@veryrealDonaldT) October 19, 2018
LIAR! Republicans are running blatantly dishonest ads about protecting pre-existing conditions & protecting Medicare, even though GOP budget plans call for slashing Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security. See attached FACTS for GOP pre-existing conditions:https://t.co/xmSWujHb2Z pic.twitter.com/R6v3b1m745
— Michelle Hairston (@hairmich42) October 19, 2018
You are unreal!
Complete fucking opposite. GOP has been repeatedly voting against pre-existing conditions protections. Mitch McConnell said yesterday -yesterday!- that they will go after Medicare & Social Security if they keep the House.
You’re a fucking LIAR!!!
— Ruby Fishbone (@RubyFishbone) October 19, 2018
Nope, nope, nope. “Support people with pre-existing conditions” is GOP speak for “We all happy with sick people, we just won’t provide treatments, ever”. Do you people even listen to what you’re saying and voting for? You lie about everything. You have 0 credibility.
— Paul Colby (@PaulColby2) October 19, 2018
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