Upon pulling the American Health Care Act bill from being voted on by the House of Representatives, President Trump said: “I’ve only been in power for 61 days. I never promised to repeal and replace ObamaCare in the first 61 days.”
A lie. History revision.
- Campaign website, March 2016: “On day one of the Trump Administration, we will ask Congress to immediately deliver a full repeal of Obamacare.”
- Campaign website, August 2016: “One of my first acts as President will be to repeal and replace disastrous Obamacare, saving another 2 million American jobs.”
- Rally in Ohio, September 2016: “On my first day I’m going to ask Congress to immediately send me a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.”
Actually, Trump has been in office for 64 days, not 61, when (yesterday March 24) he denied his earlier promises. True, he never said he’d do it in 61 or 64 days, but that he would do so immediately.
Trump’s number one campaign promise has been broken. He failed. Republicans failed. Congress failed.
Editorial Article by Jim Lantern
Saturday morning, 25 March 2017
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