Trump’s Subsidies Cut Is Part A Threat To Get Dems To Pay For Border Wall
Donald Trump wants to build the border wall so badly that he’s willing to deny healthcare to a million people just to get it built. Trump OMB Director Mick Mulvaney suggested that Trump will restore the cuts he made to Obamacare subsidies if Democrats agree to use US taxpayer money to pay for the wall.
According to Politico:
“The administration, however, opened the door to negotiations on the now-canceled payments. After speaking to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Saturday, Trump said that a temporary deal could be struck on shoring up the insurance markets. Mulvaney suggested the insurance payments could be a bargaining chip in a broader negotiation with Congress to either repeal President Barack Obama’s signature health care law — or fund Trump’s long-stalled border wall with Mexico.”
Trump is putting the healthcare of millions of Americans at risk just so the wall will be built.
Trump has pushed his border wall since his campaign started and once promised that Mexico would be paying for the wall. Democrats have stood firm ground and will not be funding the wall. Until Mexico ponies up the cash for the wall, there will be no wall. And Mexico has already promised that they will not be paying a dime for that wall.
Trump keeps running the presidency as if it were a business deal. This is people’s lives that are at risk because Donald J. Trump isn’t getting what he wants.