Donald Trump met with some Tea Party leaders recently, and promised that if “Trumpcare” is a failure that he will also let the Affordable Care Act fail, hurting millions of Americans (in addition to the ones already hurting from losing their coverage), and blaming Democrats in the process.
CNN’s Jim Acosta reported via Twitter:
CNN reports further on the meeting:
During the hour-long meeting, sources said Trump chastised the groups — including Club for Growth, the Heritage Foundation, Americans for Prosperity, FreedomWorks and the Tea Party Patriots — for calling the House GOP proposal “Obamacare lite,” warning the tea party activists, “you are helping the other side.”
In true Trump fashion, the President jumped into salesman mode, sources at the meeting said.
“This is going to be great. You’re going to make it even greater,” the President told the group. “I’m going to work hard to get it done.”
The meeting between Trump and the conservative leaders also included White House senior advisers Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus, Kellyanne Conway and Marc Short, as well as other top West Wing staff.
It should perhaps be a bigger story than it is, that the President of the United States is willing to harm millions of Americans for his own personal political gain. This is truly a despicable statement from Trump.
Twitter user were not at all happy about it…