After the AHCA was yanked from the floor ahead of a vote doomed to failure, Trump took a couple of minutes to breathe and then let the press in for a photo opportunity.

It comes as a surprise to no one that he blamed Democrats for not repealing their own healthcare bill which they passed after considering dozens of Republican amendments.

"We had no votes from the Democrats," declared the Orange One. Well, of course they didn't. That wasn't going to happen ever. No one seriously expected Democrats to support a bill which gutted the one they put in place 7 years ago, but there Trump was, spinning it.

He also invited Democrats to come and put forth their own ideas.

Here's mine. HR 676, Medicare for All. It does all the things he promised: Gives good-quality health care to everyone at an affordable price. It truly is the most conservative answer to healthcare policy there is.

So what about it, Trumpy? You can even call it "Trumpcare." Hell, I'll call it Trumpcare.

Can you help us out?

For 17 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.

More C&L Coverage


New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

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 (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team