We used to say in Texas that if you didn’t like the weather wait a minute it will change.
So, now President Trump is telling GOP senators that they need to fix the “mean” health care bill passed by the House. You know, the health care bill he praised in the Rose Garden when it passed the House 217-213, and stated, “What we have is something very, very incredibly well-crafted. Make no mistake about it … premiums will be coming down, yes, deductibles will be coming down, and ultimately this is a great plan.”
This was followed a day later by comments during a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in which Trump said the health care bill would be “fantastic,” quickly followed by, “I shouldn’t say this to our great gentleman and my friend from Australia because you have better health care than we do.” Australia has socialized medicine.
In 2015 on “60 Minutes” then-candidate Trump told his interviewer he was going to “take care of everybody.”
Asked how he would pay for this universal coverage, Trump replied, “—the government’s gonna pay for it. But we’re going to save so much money on the other side. But for the most it’s going to be a private plan and people are going to be able to go out and negotiate great plans with lots of different competition with lots of competitors with great companies and they can have their doctors, they can have plans, they can have everything.