Donald Trump is a failure. While those words have pretty much always been true, they’re especially true after 6 months of a presidency that has seen exactly zero major legislative victories. Those are the facts, but I’m sure he will call us all liars for that. Now, Trump, desperate for anything resembling legislative victory, has threatened to let Obamacare fail (which it will not do without “help”) in order to prove he is right.
This President, and a lot of the Congress people you elected to represent you, will let your healthcare system completely crash and burn to prove a point.
The would rather people die than lose a partisan battle. Remember when the Republicans called Obamacare a “death panel?” Well, it’s our turn – Congressional Republican and the President are turning into their own spiteful, greedy, angry death panel.
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Trump was prepared to shoulder no blame for the failure of the bill on Tuesday, and warned he would now simply let Obamacare fail.
“We’re not going to own it. I’m not going to own it. I can tell you the Republicans are not going to own it. We’ll let Obamacare fail and then the Democrats are going to come to us,” Trump told reporters at the White House.
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So far however, there is no sign that the Democrats would take part in any effort that would effectively repeal Obamacare. And it seems just as likely that a crisis in the health care industry, involving Americans losing health insurance, would come back to hurt the party in power, in Congress and the White House — Republicans.
Combined with Trump’s historically low approval rating for a President at this stage of his first term, and the constant, corrosive presence of the Russia drama, it adds up to a presidency testing the limits of political viability.
“When a President has the lowest approval ratings of any President after six months it’s not surprising he took one of the biggest body blows in politics after six months,” said David Gergen, a senior CNN political analyst.
“We have never seen a President put forward a major legislative piece in his early days that was greeted with such derision and such fear,” Gergen told CNN’s Don Lemon on Monday night.
The question now is whether the White House and Republicans in Congress can find a way to marshall the GOP monopoly on power towards another significant agenda item — tax reform for instance.