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Kimmel Rips Trump’s Healthcare Op-Ed: You Didn’t Keep Your Promise on Pre-Existing Conditions!

Jimmy Kimmel blasted President Donald Trump for his op-ed published in USA Today praising his own healthcare agenda and blasting Medicare For All being proposed by Democrats.

Kimmel, who has been an outspoken advocate for affordable healthcare, said the op-ed “really makes him mad” and took the president to task for the following claim:

“As a candidate, I promised that we would protect coverage for patients with pre-existing conditions and create new health care insurance options that would lower premiums. I have kept that promise, and we are now seeing health insurance premiums coming down.”

“No, you didn’t keep that promise. That promise was forced on you because John McCain gave you the finger and so you weren’t able to not keep that promise. That’s not keeping a promise,” Kimmel told the president. “And yes, rates will go down in some states but they would have gone down even further in all states if you and your buddies hadn’t spent the last year trying to cripple the plan we have now. This is claiming you saved people from drowning after you put a hole in the side of the ship. It’s just a lie. It’s another lie.”

The late night talk show host mocked Republicans for their strategy of “Trumping people to death” ahead of the midterms, which he noted is “also their healthcare policy.”

Watch the clip above, via ABC.

 

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