Trump’s Obsession With Obama Just Got A Lot More Ridiculous
Donald Trump has been obsessing over his predecessor for years. Part of his campaign promise in 2016 was to undo everything former President Barack Obama did while at the White House.
It has now been more than two-and-a-half years since Obama left, but that isn’t stopping Trump’s White House from blaming him for problems that have occurred during the Trump presidency.
Earlier this week, the U.S. Census Bureau released a report showing that the number of Americans without health insurance rose in 2018, marking the first time that the uninsured rate in the United States had grown since 2010, when the Affordable Care Act was first passed.
Despite Obama being out of office for over two years and despite the fact that the uninsured rate dropped for every year after 2010 while Obama was still in office, Seema Verma, who serves as Trump’s administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, wrote a blog post on Friday that blamed Obamacare itself for the rise in uninsured.
“Numbers clearly show Obamacare has created a serious affordability problem on the individual market — and this was all put in motion before President Trump took office,” she wrote.
Verma failed to explain how Obama was to blame if no such thing ever happened under his watch.