It appears President Donald Trump couldn’t be happier about his ploy to rip health care away from 20 million Americans. On Saturday morning, he bragged on Twitter about “ending Obamacare as we know it” prompting a furious response from social media users.
“For historical purposes remember, I was able to get rid of the INDIVIDUAL MANDATE, the most unpopular and expensive part of ObamaCare. You are no longer forced to pay a fortune for the “privilege” of NOT getting bad healthcare. This ended ObamaCare as we knew it. Thank you!” Trump tweeted.
Of course, his claim is false, as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, is still the law of the land.
For the entirety of his presidency, Trump and his Republican allies tried to end the signature healthcare law but their effort was ultimately rejected by the Sumpre court.
For historical purposes remember, I was able to get rid of the INDIVIDUAL MANDATE, the most unpopular and expensive part of ObamaCare. You are no longer forced to pay a fortune for the “privilege” of NOT getting bad healthcare. This ended ObamaCare as we knew it. Thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2021
Check some of the responses below.
“Thank you” for what? (Ps…#Obamacare is alive and well)
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) January 2, 2021
Correction: “For the purposes of feeding my malignant narcissism, let me do some pointless gloating!”
— MURRAY🧢🇺🇸 (@murray_nyc) January 2, 2021
You are a loser
— Rayane "Rayou" Seitz 🐿 (@foushi19) January 2, 2021
It’s not even an issue of the government being “generous.” It’s OUR money. It’s OUR tax money that we hire the government to handle. We pay taxes for a great number of reasons… one is to provide the type of insurance policy, so to speak, that a pandemic requires.
— TAMIL (@Goodmoringmm) January 2, 2021
Look at the love. Do you ever wish Melania would look at you like this? This is what life is about. Not power, not money, not best polls, but love and family. You missed out on happiness. Such a shame pic.twitter.com/lCBTfGPpah
— IMHO (@IMHOjustsaying) January 2, 2021
Go back to bed, #BunkerBoy.
— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) January 2, 2021
For historical purposes
Covid…….Republicans spread the virus more than anyone
Covid…….Ignored it and helped kill over 350,000 Americans
2021……..Leaves Whitehouse after just 1 TERM
2016 to 2020…..won best clown award
— Ian Allison (@ian190270) January 2, 2021