Why Is Donald Trump STILL Out Here Talking About Repealing Obamacare?

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At this point, Donald Trump is just doing reruns in order to keep his MAGA cult gassed up.

In a recent post to his absurdly misnamed Truth Social platform, Trump resorted to retro right-wing propaganda by promising to repeal Obamacare if he’s reelected as president in 2024.


Donald Trump failed to repeal Obamacare, but he’s once again threatening to rip away health care from millions of Americans. It’s dangerous & must be rejected. How do we lower health costs? By taking on giant corporations who rig the system —exactly what the Biden admin’s doing. pic.twitter.com/m8lGsEwaX8

— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) November 28, 2023

Seriously, why doesn’t Trump just go ahead and resurrect the “birther” non-argument?

It’s bad enough that the commander-in-criminal-indictments is still dog-whistling Barack Obama’s middle name during campaign speeches and erroneously claiming he’s still pulling the strings in the White House. Now, Trump is reaching further than his toupee in the wind to bring back an issue even Republicans have scarcely talked about within the last decade.

Besides the fact that Trump has allowed his predecessor to build an entire shrine to himself inside Trump’s head tax-free, the MAGA messiah is resorting to his usual tactic of just saying things without a modicum of proof. Trump, who notably failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act while he was in office, didn’t offer a single factual citation to go along with his claim that the ACA “is out of control” or that “it’s not good healthcare. In fact, most Americans don’t appear to agree.

From the Associated Press:

About 6 in 10 Americans say they have a favorable opinion of the health reform bill signed into law in 2010, known commonly as the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, according to a KFF poll conducted in May 2023.

recent ABC News/Ipsos poll found 37% of Americans trust Democrats to do a better job than Republicans on handling health care, versus about 1 in 5 — 18% — who trust Republicans over Democrats on this issue. About one-third (34%) trust neither party.

According to AP, Trump’s throw-back Obamacare attack was a response to a Wall Street Journal op-ed he shared highlighting concerns raised by Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) that large insurance companies are using their pharmacies “to evade federal requirements that limit the percentage of premium dollars spent on profits and administration, known as the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR), resulting in sky-high prescription drug costs and excessive corporate profits.”

Now, the letter cited by WSJ, which Warren and Braun sent to Christi Grimm, Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, doesn’t mention the ACA even once, but WSJ still took the liberty of conflating the issues and reimagining the senators’ concerns as them taking issue with Obamacare.

Meanwhile, on X, the general consensus appears to be that Trump is trying to resurrect a dead issue, that he’s trying to strip away healthcare from millions of Americans, and that Republicans have tried and failed to repeal and replace Obamacare for years, largely because they have offered no practical alternative to a “problem” most Americans don’t believe needs fixing.

Donald Trump has once again decided that he is going to KILL Obamacare.

Think about this, Trump tried to bury it in 2017 and promised a new and better medical plan for Americans. It’s 2023 and they still don’t have a replacement

Since back in 2008 when President Obama pushed…

— Robert Dunn (@alifeofinsanity) November 28, 2023

NEW: Donald Trump says once in office he will get rid of Obamacare.

Here’s just some of the ways that would be disastrous for most Americans pic.twitter.com/HwJqEuXXJB

— chris evans (@notcapnamerica) November 27, 2023

Certainly hope it’s not repealed.

It’s worked perfectly for me and my family since day one.

Fvck off Trump. #ACA#Trump#Obamacare #NeverTrump#DonaldTrump#NeverTrumpAgain#AffordableCareAct#FUCKOFFTRUMP https://t.co/jgfHWDcaS8 pic.twitter.com/0DZ0R8tCS7

— Dianna Maria (@DiannaMaria) November 28, 2023

Donald Trump has been remarkably consistent on two things re: health care: 1) He wants to repeal Obamacare. 2) He’s got a mysterious and “tremendous” health care plan he’s been promising to roll out since 2015.

Believe him at your own risk. https://t.co/OQnUJMphQc

— Christina Reynolds (@creynoldsnc) November 26, 2023

Donald Trump is promising to repeal and replace Obamacare with something that is better, cheaper, and so great, so great. You’re gonna love it. pic.twitter.com/3wGl3Wn5Hn

— Tom from Nerds for Humanity (@nerds_humanity) November 28, 2023

As America enjoys its Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Donald Trump is attacking Obamacare and vowing to end it and take health insurance coverage away from millions.https://t.co/iVdb023zh3

— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) November 25, 2023

I can’t believe Donald trump be stupid enough to bring Obamacare back into the debate, it’s a winning message for democrats

— John Smith (@JohnSmmmmmmmmmm) November 28, 2023

It’s almost as if, outside of the MAGA world, Trump’s entire campaign is designed to promt the quesion: Who asked for this?


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