Donald Trump on Monday flexed his grasp of both the legislative process and healthcare system in the United States, suggesting his party simply “REPEAL failing ObamaCare now” and work on a new healthcare plan with Democrats.
The president’s dream is unworkable for many reasons. For starters, Democrats refuse to work on any plan involving a full “repeal” of ObamaCare, which is why Republican leaders have been pushing TrumpCare through the budget reconciliation process. The reconciliation process does not allow for a full repeal of ObamaCare.
Further, GOP senators have already signaled a full repeal without a replacement will not pass the chamber.
GOP leaders abandoned this approach at beginning of year because it wouldn't pass Senate - and still won't. https://t.co/FbUENRxDDr— Manu Raju (@Manu Raju) 1500344618.0
Trump’s lack of knowledge set Twitter ablaze on Monday, with Internet users poking fun at the president’s healthcare pipe dream.
Somebody's got a case of the mondays you guys https://t.co/wFY7v2CLWi— john r stanton (@john r stanton) 1500345029.0
NARRATOR: They wouldn’t, and they won’t. https://t.co/Hq8xG47jI3— Dan Diamond (@Dan Diamond) 1500344476.0
Few Trump tweets have so clearly conveyed his lack of understanding of the legislative process and politics. https://t.co/4WHrJSunk7— Jackie Calmes (@Jackie Calmes) 1500344839.0
Like Blair Witch Project-- "OMG, is this the same bridge?!" "It can't be." "OMG, we went in a circle!" https://t.co/cZ9HBsUhHk— Alex Parker (@Alex Parker) 1500344645.0
#pivot https://t.co/isB7XRjrxY— Felix Salmon (@Felix Salmon) 1500344552.0
@realDonaldTrump "Why does the GOP, the larger party, not simply EAT the Democrats and pass its own healthcare bill… https://t.co/1VreT32o4D— Jordan Baker (@Jordan Baker) 1500345223.0
GOP Health Care Bill https://t.co/CrtK8bYZMo— jason livingston segel (@jason livingston segel) 1500345433.0
Plan Z is to return to Plan A. Which doesn't have 50 votes. So after that? https://t.co/NPxTThKlMI— Steven Dennis (@Steven Dennis) 1500344687.0
The new plan to repeal the ACA without a replacement, explained: https://t.co/dv9vOzDtIh— Dave Weigel (@Dave Weigel) 1500347587.0
You lose your health care and you lose your health care and everyone loses their health care!!!! https://t.co/6mlJkRc4jp— Emily C. Singer (@Emily C. Singer) 1500347754.0