People Respond To Trumpcare With Hilarious ‘ThingsJesusNeverSaid’ Hashtag
On Thursday, House Republicans passed their cruel health care bill, sparking a furious backlash from the American people across party lines. While the bill still has to be passed by the Senate before it is signed into law, it has already sparked a furious backlash online.
Among the worries is that the bill abandons the portion of the Affordable Care Act that aimed to protect people with pre-existing conditions – a detail that could leave many people struggling to afford care. It’s also worth noting that the original form of the GOP health care bill would result in 24 million uninsured people by the year 2026.
One of the ways people —fromt the left and the right— have responded to this week’s news is by taking to social media to protest. Within hours of the bill passage, people took to Twitter with the hashtag #IAmAPreexistingCondition to voice their solidarity against the legislation. Today, a new hashtag is trending on Twitter: #ThingsJesusNeverSaid.
As BuzzFeed notes, this particular hashtag has expanded to not just criticize the GOP’s vision for health care, but to take aim at Donald Trump and the Republican party in general. The tweets emphasize the importance of looking out for one another, especially those who are less fortunate than we might be.
Here are some of the highlights that you’ll find while scrolling through the hashtag: