Donald Trump turned a taxpayer-funded event in Florida on Thursday into a campaign-style rally where he just went off the rails to attack his predecessor and other political rivals.
At one point in the event, Trump went after the Affordable Care Act, which he has so far failed to repeal and replace as he promised during the 2016 presidential campaign.
“We eliminated Obamacare’s horrible, horrible, very unfair, unpopular individual mandate,” he said. “A total disaster. That was a big penalty. Where you paid a lot of money for the privilege of not having to pay a lot of money for the privilege of having no health care. You paid not to have healthcare. It was a penalty. How it ever held up in the Supreme Court I don’t know but it did and we just got rid of it. We did it the old-fashioned way. We vastly expanded options including short-term plans and health reimbursement agents — arrangements which are incredible. Many of these are up to 60% less expensive than Obamacare.”
At this point, Trump paused and seemed to wait for people to laugh — and no one did.
“Nobody got that,” he said. “Obamacare. I said Obamacare.”
Trump then shamelessly attacked the late Sen. John McCain, who crucially voted against repealing the Affordable Care Act.
“We did a great job in running it, we unfortunately had one vote the middle of the night, just one thumbs down, that wasn’t good after years and years of campaigning,” he said.
Take a look at Trump’s rant in the video clip below: