During his Indianapolis speech touting tax reform, President Donald Trump claimed the GOP “has the votes” to pass the party’s unpopular Obamacare repeal and replace bill — despite it being pulled from a Senate floor vote and effectively killed the day prior.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 27, 2017
Naturally, Twitter took Trump to task for this week’s latest false claim.
“This would be news to literally everyone in the Senate,” Reuters’ Pete Schroeder tweeted.
“Fact check: No, he doesn’t,” CNN’s Jim Acosta responded.
His bold claim during his tax reform speech was not the first time Trump claimed the GOP had votes that didn’t exist that day. Earlier, he said they had the votes, but could not pass it because “there’s an ailing senator in the hospital” — another false claim.
Trump just said 6 times that Graham-Cassidy failed because “there was a senator in the hospital.”
There are no senators in the hospital. pic.twitter.com/pepKaUhd9n
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) September 27, 2017
Check out some of the best responses below.
they don't 2/2
— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) September 27, 2017
Trump on Graham Cassidy just ow: "We have the votes." Which every senator knows is not true. Please, someone call "A Place For Mom."
— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) September 27, 2017
Pres Trump: "We have the votes on Graham-Cassidy…"
Narrator: *He didn't*
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) September 27, 2017
"We have the votes on Graham Cassidy, but because of reconciliation …"
GOP does NOT have the votes.
— Shareblue Media (@Shareblue) September 27, 2017
Trump in Indianapolis: "We have the votes on Graham-Cassidy."
They do not.
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) September 27, 2017
"We have the votes on Graham-Cassidy" — Trump
FACT CHECK: COMPLETELY FALSE
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) September 27, 2017
Trump: "We have the votes on Graham-Cassidy."
Everyone: "We'll see."
— Evan Wilt (@EvanWilt_) September 27, 2017
Trump incorrectly says they have votes to pass health care, but can't pass by end-of-week deadline because Cochran is out with illness.
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) September 27, 2017
— Mr. Anderson (@eyeswidecovered) September 27, 2017
Where are these votes Trump claims to have 🤔😕#GrahamCassidy
— Tania🍷 (@Mommy2JandB) September 27, 2017
"We don't have the votes," Graham-Cassidy sponsor Sen. Cassidy said Tuesday.
"We have the votes," Pres. Trump said today. pic.twitter.com/WYD8Q03AwF
— Alana Miller (@alanagmiller) September 27, 2017