I’m sorry, not really, but I couldn’t help playing off of Sarah Palin’s hopey-changey quip from Tea Party convention in 2010.
Our Revolution, and the very vocal and always present push back to President Donald John Trump’s wrong-headed belief that he’s the CEO of a corporation and not the head of the executive branch of the federal government of the United States of America—two very different jobs Mr. President—is forcing a little sunshine into Trump’s private movie.
Amanda Holpuch, in Obamacare: Trump pushes back plan to replace legislation as popularity grows for The Guardian, ledes:
Donald Trump’s comments on Sunday suggesting that a replacement for Obamacare may not arrive until 2018 coincides with crowds turning out to pressure Republicans not to scrap the system too hastily.
On the campaign trail, Trump repeatedly promised one of his first actions as president would be to simultaneously repeal and replace the landmark healthcare legislation – a plan that was heartily endorsed by Republican lawmakers.
And as recently as mid-January he told the Washington Post he was near completing a plan which would provide “insurance for everybody”, without revealing details.
But in a Fox News interview that aired Sunday night, Trump said of replacing Obamacare: “In the process and maybe it will take till sometime into next year, but we are certainly going to be in the process. It’s very complicated.”
He continued to say it would “statutorily take a while” to get a new healthcare plan.
“We’re going to be putting it in fairly soon, I think that, yes, I would like to say by the end of the year at least the rudiments, but we should have something within the year and the following year,” Trump said.
Will this piss off his base? Nah, they’re so deep in their cognitive dissonance that being hunted by cyborg billionaires couldn’t shake their support.