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.
has anyone told Trump you can’t pass full Obamacare repeal under budget reconciliation?
— Dylan Scott (@dylanlscott) July 18, 2017
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 (@mkraju) July 18, 2017
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 (@dcbigjohn) July 18, 2017
NARRATOR: They wouldn’t, and they won’t. https://t.co/Hq8xG47jI3
— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) July 18, 2017
Few Trump tweets have so clearly conveyed his lack of understanding of the legislative process and politics. https://t.co/4WHrJSunk7
— Jackie Calmes (@jackiekcalmes) July 18, 2017
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 (@AlexParkerDC) July 18, 2017
Oh look he got off the fire truck https://t.co/q16UcrXW2Q
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) July 18, 2017
— Felix Salmon (@felixsalmon) July 18, 2017
“Why does the GOP, the larger party, not simply EAT the Democrats and pass its own healthcare bill???” pic.twitter.com/EoEvR4du0e
— Jordan Baker (@jbaker475) July 18, 2017
GOP Health Care Bill pic.twitter.com/CrtK8bYZMo
— Leonard (@80sreference) July 18, 2017
Plan Z is to return to Plan A. Which doesn’t have 50 votes. So after that? https://t.co/NPxTThKlMI
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) July 18, 2017
The new plan to repeal the ACA without a replacement, explained: pic.twitter.com/dv9vOzDtIh
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) July 18, 2017
You lose your health care and you lose your health care and everyone loses their health care!!!! pic.twitter.com/6mlJkRc4jp
— Emily C. Singer (@CahnEmily) July 18, 2017