Donald Trump: Health Care, Like Facebook Relationship Statuses, 'Complicated'
Donald Trump explained a really difficult concept today, pointing out that healthcare is actually a pretty complex thing! Speaking to the National Governors Association, Trump shared his surprising discovery:
It’s an unbelievably complex subject. Nobody knew health care could be so complicated.
You know, this fellow is pretty quick on the uptake. Maybe a few people, like everyone who's ever looked at the complex hodgepodge of different ways the U.S. goes about providing and paying for healthcare, actually did know it could be so complicated. But now Donald Trump has figured that out, too!
Missed the Obamacare sign-up deadline yesterday? Great news!
Extremism in the defense of kicking people off insurance for pre-existing conditions is probably a vice, really.
But that's not what Trump ran on, as if any of his supporters still care about the stuff he promised to do that didn't involve kicking out all the Messicans, which he's already working on. But some of Trump's advisors, including his brain surrogates Jared Kushner, Stephen Miller, and Steve Bannon, actually think there could be political costs to completely dismantling health care, according to "multiple individuals who asked for anonymity to describe private discussions." Or maybe they think he could get away with blaming Obama.
Mostly, Trump seems to be dealing with the fallout of having won a job he never really expected to, so he's winging it. As Jonathan Chait says, Trump made it through the campaign by
simply pretending the solution would reveal itself over time and would be extremely easy. Quite likely Trump believed this himself -- as a committed nonreader, and a narcissistic devotee of his own negotiating prowess, he surely believed that he could broker a deal that would satisfy both the moral objective of universal coverage and the specific ideological hang-ups that had prevented his party from ever supporting a plan that would accomplish it in the past.
And now, the schmuck just realized health care is really darned complicated. Maybe someone should do something about it, like yell at the media.
Healthcare is complicated. Wonkette isn't. You give us money, we make dick jokes about the small-handed president, with no ads. Easy-peasy!
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