Trump aimed to declare to press reporters that Senate Republicans have the votes to pass Obamacare repeal, but they can’t since a Senator remains in the hospital, which is a lie.Trump stated
, “On healthcare, we have the votes. We can’t do it now due to the fact that we have somebody in the hospital. We have excellent respect for that gentleman, by the way, he’s a great man.”
When asked why does it matter, Trump said, “Due to the fact that he has to come here and vote since he cannot come here and vote. Simply puts, he cannot come here and vote, due to the fact that he remains in the health center.”
Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi was who Trump was referring to, and the Senator’s own office has actually stated that he is not in the hospital:
President Trump consistently firmly insisted Sen. Thad Cochran remained in the healthcare facility. He is NOT in the hospital, per his spox.The President
is lying to buy himself more time. Senate Republicans do not wish to vote on Graham-Cassidy next year. They don’t want eliminating people’s health insurance coverage to be an election year problem. Trump is hoping that individuals will forget about his pledge to have a healthcare vote in January, February, or March.Republicans don’t have the votes. You can clearly hear a reporter state to Trump in the video that Republicans don’t have the votes. There are 52 Republicans in the Senate. The press reporter asked why it matters since if Trump is proper and they have the votes, there would still suffice votes to pass without Cochran. Trump lied, got captured, and his only reaction was to keep repeating
the lie as if repetition will make it true.Donald Trump isn’t pretending that he resides in reality any longer. Trump is off in dream land, and he expects the American people to buy his delusions.