In the middle of his victory lap after the House passed their health care bill on Thursday, President Donald Trump heaped some unlikely praise upon a health care system from another country.
Appearing jointly with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Trump lauded that nation’s health care system.
“I shouldn’t say this to the great gentleman, my friend from Australia, because they have better health care than we do,” Trump said. “We are going to have great health care, very soon.”
The wrinkle, of course, is that Australia has publicly funded universal health care.
Bernie Sanders, for one, was highly amused by Trump’s unlikely declaration of support for Australia’s health care system. Appearing on MSNBC Thursday, Sanders laughed after watching the footage of Trump speaking to Turnbull.
“The President has just said it!” Sanders said. “That’s great! Let’s take a look at the Australian health care system. And let’s move. Maybe he wants to look at the Canadian health system. Or systems throughout Europe. Thank you, Mr. President!”
Watch above, via Fox News.
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