Donald Trump held a meeting Monday morning with a group of people that have been hurt by the Affordable Care Act. He used his stage to yet again attack the media.
Trump blamed the press for making Obamacare “look so good.”
“So the press is making it look so wonderful that if we end it, everyone’s going to say, ‘Oh, remember how great ObamaCare used to be? Remember how wonderful it used to be? It used to be so great.’” the president told reporters in the Roosevelt Room.
The Republican’s new plan for health insurance will cost millions to lose coverage, but they don’t care about coverage. They believe that having access to healthcare is more important than actually receiving healthcare.
Republicans are trying to replace the Affordable Care Act with a more conservative plan centered around tax credits that help people purchase insurance.
But they have had their fair share of trouble, as they have been met with resistance from both conservatives and liberals.
Trump said he knew that getting rid of the law would be a tough political lift, but added that waiting would be “the wrong thing to do for our country.”
“The Republicans, frankly, are putting themselves in a very bad position … by repealing ObamaCare,” he said. “They’re not going to see the devastation in ’17, or ’18 or ’19. It will be gone by then, whether we do it or not, it will be imploded off the map.”
In a January poll by NBC News and Wall Street Journal it showed that 45% of Americans sided with Obamacare while 41% thought it was a bad idea.
Trump finished his statement by throwing shade at the former president.
“It’s a little bit like President Obama,” Trump said on Monday. “When he left, people liked him. When he was here, people didn’t like him so much. That’s the way life goes. That’s human nature.”