Great meeting with CEOs of leading U.S. health insurance companies who provide great healthcare to the American people. pic.twitter.com/s2NMVMvQq3— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 27, 2017
Just the quotes, ma'am. Just the quotes:
“Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated,” Trump insisted, demonstrating an ignorance of past struggles articulated by both his predecessor, Barack Obama, and his campaign rival, Hillary Clinton; not to mention nearly every health care policy expert and politician on either side of the aisle.I'll retire to Bedlam....
“I have to tell you, it’s an unbelievably complex subject,” Trump continued to the National Governors Association members who were in town for their annual conference. “We’re going to be talking about it tomorrow night during the speech. I think you’ll like what you hear.”
“Obamacare has failed,” Trump said earlier in his remarks, later adding, “As soon as we touch it . . . they’re going to say ‘it’s the Republicans problem.’ That’s the way it is. But we have to do what’s right because Obamacare is a failed disaster.”
The president argued that “it’s only getting worse” and that 2017 will be “a catastrophic year.”
“There’s nothing to love, it’s a disaster, folks. OK? So you have to remember that,” Trump told the Republican governors.
“I’m asking Secretary Price to work with you to stabilize the insurance markets and to ensure a smooth transition to the new plan. The new plan will be a great plan for the patients, for the people and hopefully for the companies. Going to be a very competitive plan. And costs will come down and I think the health care will go up very, very substantially,” Trump said. “We’ve taken the best of everything we could take.”
Trump added, “If things aren’t working out I’m blaming you anyway.”