President Trump went on Twitter Sunday to blast Obamacare, days after the House passed a bill to overhaul health care.
He tweeted, “Republican Senators will not let the American people down! ObamaCare premiums and deductibles are way up – it was a lie and it is dead!”
Republican Senators will not let the American people down! ObamaCare premiums and deductibles are way up – it was a lie and it is dead!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2017
On Friday, he targeted the media, tweeting, “Wow, the Fake News media did everything in its power to make the Republican Healthcare victory look as bad as possible. Far better than Ocare!”
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Trump also wrote, “Why is it that the Fake News rarely reports Ocare is on its last legs and that insurance companies are fleeing for their lives? It’s dead!”
On the other hand, Trump made some very positive remarks about his fellow Republicans the previous day, calling those who helped pass the legislation “a great group of people.”
He added, “…they’re not even doing it for the party, they’re doing it for this country — because we suffered with Obamacare.”
Commenting on the new bill, Trump said, “…as far as I’m concerned, your premiums, they’re going to start to come down. We’re going to get this passed through the Senate.”
Despite Trump’s optimistic remarks, a New York Times report says, “The House measure faces profound uncertainty in the Senate, where a handful of Republican senators immediately rejected it, signaling that they would start work on a new version of the bill virtually from scratch.”