President Trump came out to complain this week that the media’s coverage has been incredibly biased and fake news towards the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare. He had to stand up at a meeting and remind the public that Obamacare was a disaster.
In a Meeting on Monday with what the president called “victims of Obamacare”, Trump said “The press is making Obamacare look so good… The fact is, Obamacare is a disaster. If we end it, everybody is going to say, ‘Oh, remember how great ObamaCare used to be? Remember how wonderful it used to be? It used to be so great.’”
The Daily Caller reports:
In a meeting Monday that a White House official said was with the “victims of Obamacare,” the president complained about recent press coverage while discussing the proposed GOP healthcare bill.
“The press is making Obamacare look so good,” Trump said Monday. “The fact is, Obamacare is a disaster. If we end it, everybody is going to say, ‘Oh, remember how great ObamaCare used to be? Remember how wonderful it used to be? It used to be so great.’”
“It’s a little bit like President Obama, when he left people liked him, when he was hear people didn’t like him so much,” Trump added.
“A lot of people in the Senate and a lot of people in the House are committed to repealing and replacing this disastrous law with a health care plan that lowers costs, expands choice and ensures access for everyone. You’re not going to have one-size-fits-all. Instead, we’re going to be working to unleash the power of the private marketplace to let insurers come in and compete for your business and you’ll see rates go down, down, down and you’ll see plans go up, up, up. You’ll have a lot of choices. You’ll have plans that nobody is even thinking of today.”
Vice President Mike Pence and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price also sat in on the meeting. One participant was a former Democratic National Committee staffer who said he quit his job in 2009 because he thought the ACA would use taxpayer money to fund abortions.