We’ve been hearing that Donald Trump had some kind of great health care plan since before he took office, but now nearly four years later there still isn’t a plan. The Washington Post says “It is a policy proposal Trump said he would unveil and enact no fewer than 15 times since November 2016.” The newspaper put together a video of several times Trump made his health care promise (watch above). But that was made prior to this week. Now, as we get to closer to the election, Trump’s vow has become more hollow than ever. Here’s an exchange that highlights this from ABC’s Town Hall:
Trump: “We’re going to be doing a health care plan very strongly, and protect people with pre-existing conditions.” George Stephanopoulos: “I interviewed you in June of last year, you said the health care plan would come in two weeks. You told Chris Wallace this summer it would come in three weeks.” Trump: “I have it all ready.”
At this point, many people think there is no plan. Today CNN political analyst John Avlon called it “a phantom health care plan.” He went on to say “When it comes to American’s health care this president is all show and no go.” This segment is worth a few minutes of your time.
More than six months into the pandemic, nearly 200,000 Americans are dead, and Trump has not issued a health care plan.@JohnAvlon: "There is no Trump health care plan, period. I don't know how many times [we'll] fall for the same Lucy and the football routine"#RealityCheck pic.twitter.com/DN4gTOOJAI— New Day (@NewDay) September 18, 2020
Joe Biden is also seizing on the lack of a health care plan with a video declaring, “Trump doesn’t have a health care plan. He never has.” Expect the issue to come up a lot in the next 46 days until the election.
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