Trump Clarifies Health Care Policy: ‘I Don’t Want to Focus on Fixing Somebody’s Back or Their Knee’
During his interview with ex-Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee that aired on the Trinity Broadcasting Network last night, President Donald Trump opined on a wide range of subjects. At one point, he transitioned from talking about the Iran nuclear deal and North Korea to the failure to get an Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill passed in Congress.
And the way the president sees it, he’d really prefer to not have to still be talking about health care.
After complaining about a “few people” in the GOP “who wouldn’t raise their hand when it came to voting for the GOP’s health care plans, Trump reassured Huckabee that they will get health care done and make sure that they will block grant money to the states. He then said where he’d rather focus his energy.
“I’d rather focus on North Korea,” Trump said. “I’d rather focus on Iran. I want to focus on other things. I don’t want to focus on fixing somebody’s back or their knee or something.”
He went on to add that the states should do that via block-granting, saying that is a very good concept.
Regarding the president’s declaration that he doesn’t want to fix somebody’s body part, the Toronto Star’s Daniel Dale made the following observation last night:
Can we stop to discuss how ludicrous this is. Trump is talking like Obamacare requires him to be people’s doctor https://t.co/L6A0SrguI1
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) October 8, 2017
Watch the interview above, via TBN (relevant part starts around 18:00).
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