November 13, 2016

On Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace grilled Trump's campaign manager over Donald's apparent flip flop on Obamacare, saying he may amend the healthcare law instead of repealing it and Kellyanne Conway replied, "We don't know."

Days before the election, during a speech in Philadelphia, Donald Trump said this about Obamacare, "If we don't repeal and replace Obamacare, we will destroy American health care forever."

Chris Wallace responded to Trump's interview with the WSJ, where he said he's open to keeping two signature parts of the ACA intact.

He's in favor of keeping in place the prohibition against insurers denying coverage because of patients’ existing conditions, and also the provision that would allow children to stay on their parent's healthcare plan until they are twenty six.

Now he's telling us it's not all that bad?

As Kellyanne Conway waffled on Wallace's first attempt to get her to answer, Wallace said, "I want to get back to this question of whether he's going to repeal it or amend it because Mr. Trump said one of the reasons for his possible shift away from repeal was his meeting with President Obama."

He continued, "Again, President Obama persuaded Mr. Trump on Obamacare?"

Conway replied, "I wouldn't take it that far. I believe that president-elect Trump is being properly respectful to president Obama. This is obviously his signature domestic legislative achievement to hear president Obama say it.."

Trump being respectful? I thought president Obama was the man who birthed ISIS and is so weak Putin laughs at us.

Kellyanne, you can't kid a kidder.

Conway explained how Trump's opposition to Obamacare helped him win the election.

Wallace continued, "I just want to make it clear. There's the possibility that he would amend the law rather than repeal the law. I understand he's going to change it, but he might amend it rather than repeal it?"

Conway shockingly said, "We don't know because he also has to work with the Congress which the electorate also decided should be Republican, House and the Senate."

You don't know?

This is as bad as reneging on building his wall around Mexico.

Steven Pearlstein writes in the Washington Post that Trump can't just pick and choose what he likes from Obamacare and amend his new law to keep those parts in. That's why there are mandates built into it.

I wonder as satirist Andy Borowitz writes in the New Yorker, did Trump just now Google Obamacare?

Would it surprise you?

Can you help us out?

For 18 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.