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After five years of promises Kayleigh McEnany reveals there’s a Trump healthcare plan — but they won’t reveal it

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President Donald Trump’s ABC town hall event teased a healthcare plan that he has been promising for months. The plan was then confirmed Wednesday by White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who acknowledged the plan but said that Americans and the press couldn’t have access to it.

In 2015, Trump promised that the GOP would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. In an appearance on Sean Hannity’s radio show, he claimed the replacement would be “something great,” but five years later, the plan still hasn’t been revealed to the public.

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Once Trump took office in 2017, he complained that the Senate must confirm former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price because the “repeal and replacement of ObamaCare is moving fast!”

There was another promise during his State of the Union Address later that month when the president promised, “The way to make health insurance available to everyone is to lower the cost of health insurance, and that is what we are going to do.”

But after Price was confirmed and over three years after that announcement, the proposal from Trump’s White House still wasn’t revealed.

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Trump’s plan seemed to evolve later that year when the GOP failed to repeal Obamacare because there was no plan introduced to replace it. It was a deal-breaker for Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who voted down the measure.

“ObamaCare is a broken mess. Piece by piece we will now begin the process of giving America the great HealthCare it deserves!” Trump announced.

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Despite promises from the president in 2019, the plan still has not been unveiled.  

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“The Republican Party will become ‘The Party of Healthcare!'” Trump promised.

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In April, however, Trump pulled back on his healthcare efforts explaining that he never planned to pass a new GOP healthcare law so early. According to the president, he wanted to wait closer to the election.

“I was never planning a vote prior to the 2020 Election on the wonderful HealthCare package that some very talented people are now developing for me & the Republican Party. It will be on full display during the Election as a much better & less expensive alternative to ObamaCare…”

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“We’re going to produce phenomenal health care,” Trump said of his plan in June 2019. “And we already have the concept of the plan. And it’ll be much better health care,” Trump told George Stephanopoulos. When Stephanopoulos asked if he was going to tell people what the plan was, Trump responded: “Yeah, we’ll be announcing that in two months, maybe less.”

“You’ll have health care the likes of which you’ve never seen,” he promised later that year in October.

Finally, as 2020 began, Trump gave Americans a timeline of “two weeks” for the plan.

“We’re signing a health care plan within two weeks, a full and complete health care plan that the Supreme Court decision on DACA gave me the right to do,” Trump promised in a July 19 interview with Fox News.

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After two months, Trump teased the plan again in the town hall. It matches his criteria of being closer to the election and certainly more than two weeks after his July promise. McEnany confirmed the White House’s proposed law is ready to go, but she told reporters that Americans and the press aren’t allowed to see it. It’s unclear why the plan is a secret since the president talked about it for so long. Still, McEnany didn’t clarify why the plan will remain a secret.

“I’m not going to give you a readout of what our health care plan looks like and who’s working on it. if you want to know, come work here at the White House,”  McEnany told CNN’s Kaitlan Collins. 
Watch the video revealing the secret plan below:


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Twitter erupts after Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the election

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President Donald Trump caused an uproar on Twitter when he refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of presidential power if he loses the upcoming November election.

Outrage and dismay ensued on Twitter as many frustrated users took to the platform with their thoughts of Trump’s presumed plan. Many Twitter users noted just how alarming Trump’s blatant threat is as others expressed concern about the weeks ahead.

“Donald Trump rambles incoherently but his message is clear: he will not respect the voters’ will and will not commit to a peaceful transfer of power,” MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough tweeted. “So, who arrests Trump and the attorney general if they attempt to steal an election and commit treason?”

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Trump threatens to block stricter COVID vaccine standards — declaring ‘tremendous trust’ in big Pharma

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With the Food and Drug Administration reportedly planning to propose stricter guidelines for emergency approval of a coronavirus vaccine, President Donald Trump late Wednesday threatened to block the agency's push for tougher standards because he trusts for-profit pharmaceutical corporations to conduct adequate safety testing.

"Trump's White House must not block or water down this guidance and must allow scientists and public health officials, not Trump's political interests, to guide this vaccine approval process."—Eli Zupnick, Accountable Pharma"I have tremendous trust in these massive companies that are so brilliantly organized in terms of what they've been doing with the tests. I don't know that a government as big as we are could do tests like this," Trump said during a press briefing, minimizing the central role the federal government has played in coordinating and providing much of the funding for vaccine trials.

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‘You could die!’ CNN’s Camerota shocked when Trump supporter tells her he won’t take any vaccines

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CNN host Alisyn Camerota expressed shock on Thursday when a supporter of President Donald Trump told her he didn't want to take any vaccines, regardless of whether the president gave him their seal of approval.

During a voter panel discussion about the president's response to the novel coronavirus, Camerota asked a group of three Biden voters and three Trump voters if they would be comfortable taking a vaccine that was released this year -- and five of them said that they would not.

While some of the panelists said they were simply worried that the vaccine was being rushed out the door to help with the president's election, Florida Trump supporter Sean Roberts said he didn't take any vaccines.

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