The President of the United States, having done nothing more than fire off a few tweets in support of the latest, last-ditch effort to partially repeal the Affordable Care Act (the “skinny” repeal), took to Twitter tonight to grouse about how three Republicans – Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). Susan Collins (R-ME), and John McCain (R-AZ) killed the effort to strip some sixteen million people of their healthcare.
3 Republicans and 48 Democrats let the American people down. As I said from the beginning, let ObamaCare implode, then deal. Watch!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2017
Trying to pivot, Trump is now saying he wanted to just “let Obamacare fail” all along. This would only happen if the federal government stopped paying healthcare companies, as Trump has threatened to do. Otherwise, recent reports indicate the system is working as intended.
But that’s what makes the “Watch!” so disturbing. Donald Trump is definitely the kind of remorseless and vindictive sociopath who would sabotage a nation’s entire healthcare system and plunge the lives of millions into chaos just so that he could destroy President Obama’s legacy and prove himself right.
We can’t let that happen.