On Tuesday, President Donald Trump said he wanted to overturn Obamacare, but failed to provide a plan to replace it. While talking to reporters on Capitol Hill, Trump said that GOP will be known as the “party of health care.”
“The Republican Party will soon be known as the party of health care. You watch,” Trump said.
“It is a political gift for Democrats looking to move on from the Mueller report capitalizing on the announcement and unveiling a new health care plan of their own. It could define the 2020 race,” CNN host Brianna Keilar said.
“It makes you wonder why President Trump would do this,” she added. “He has his victory lap. He is celebrating and then restarting the fight on health care.”
“It’s certainly a gift. Nobody can deny that,” Republican John James said. “I have spoken with the president. He wants the Republican Party to be part of that. I believe it is a necessity. We need to make sure we cover preexisting conditions and we also need to make sure we are doing so in a matter that the patients and doctors have power.”
“They are asking the courts to throw 23 million people off their health care with nothing to replace it,” Former Bill Clinton advisor Paul Begala said.
“It’s not a winning issue for Republicans,” CNN political analyst Kristen Powers said. “Even when they were in control of Congress they weren’t coming up with plans. They weren’t coming up with plans to cover preexisting conditions. They weren’t coming up with plans to keep people on their parent’s health care.”
Powers added, “It has never been a priority for them. When voting to repeal they didn’t have a plan. I think voters know that and they know Democrats are the ones proactively running on this as they did in 2018.”
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Trump thinks impeachment is over after House vote
Following a vote by the Democratic House to table an effort by Rep. Al Green (D-TX) to approve articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, the president gloatingly told reporters "that's the end of it," and mocked the resolution as a "ridiculous project."
"The House of Representatives rejecting a bid to launch impeachment proceedings against President Trump, and President Trump declaring victory," reported CNN's Erin Burnett. "Telling reporters seconds ago 'We've just received an overwhelming vote against impeachment, and that's the end of it.' He went on to call it the 'most ridiculous project.' Riding high now over how the whole saga over his racist tweets is playing out."
This explains why Trump picked a fight with the four Congresswomen of color: analysis
On one hand, President Donald Trump almost certainly chose to mark out Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) because of his own deep-seated racism.
But there is likely another reason he is doing it, wrote Aaron Blake of the Washington Post's "The Fix" on Wednesday: because his core voters hate them as much as he does.
Blake cited a new The Economist/YouGov poll of 2016 Trump voters' opinions on several politicians. "As you peruse it, it becomes clear that the conventional wisdom about why Trump picked these targets is right: They were ripe for motivating the GOP base ... All of them are better known among Republicans than Democrats, which suggests that a steady stream of coverage in conservative media has elevated them as potential Democratic bogeywomen. Trump is tilling fertile soil. And in fact, they might already be his most effective foils."
REVEALED: Jeffrey Epstein used his fake passport to enter multiple countries
Prosecutors revealed that the fake passport Jeffrey Epstein had among the items seized by investigators had been used.
According to NBC News, he used the passport to enter multiple countries in the 1980s, including the U.K, Spain and Saudi Arabia.
The passport was found in the safe of his New York home along with $70,000 in cash and 48 diamonds. There was a different name used on the passport and it had already expired, but it listed the residence in Saudi Arabia.