Donald Trump is acting more like a child than ever before. After losing the healthcare battle Trump is now threatening to withhold coverage from millions of Americans unless Democrats help him kill Obamacare.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that Trump said “the executive branch may lack legal authority to make the payments established under his predecessor to reduce copayments and deductibles for some of the poorest customers who buy insurance under the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Cutting off the payments could trigger turmoil in insurance markets.”
“I don’t want people to get hurt,” Trump said. “What I think should happen—and will happen—is the Democrats will start calling me and negotiating.”
Trump is now threatening to take healthcare coverage from tens of millions of Americans. He’s also wrecking the entire health insurance market because he is mad that Democrats won’t comply with his plan to gut the Affordable Care Act(ACA).
Senate Minority Leader, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) vowed that Trump’s hostage taking would fail, “President Trump is threatening to hold hostage health care for millions of Americans, many of whom voted for him, to achieve a political goal of repeal that would take health care away from millions more. This cynical strategy will fail. Our position remains unchanged: drop repeal, stop undermining our health care system, and we will certainly sit down and talk about ways to improve the Affordable Care Act.”
Trump is willing to cause Republicans to lose control of Congress in 2018 just to get his healthcare bill passed.
According to PoliticusUSA, “if Trump does hold health care hostage, the Democrats won’t budge, because they know that Trump and the Republican Party will be held responsible for the damage.”