FACT CHECK: Trump Says Obamacare Is ‘Exploding.’ It’s Not

Flanked by HHS Secretary Tom Price and Vice President Mike Pence, Donald Trump reacts after Republicans abruptly pulled their health care bill from the House floor.

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Flanked by HHS Secretary Tom Price and Vice President Mike Pence, Donald Trump reacts after Republicans abruptly pulled their health care bill from the House floor.

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President Trump is doing his best to put a good face on defeat in his party’s attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

His strategy is simple: declare that the law is failing. And he is selling that message in his own distinctly Trumpian way: concocting it out of simple, bold words and then hammering that message home, over and over: Obamacare, in his words, will “explode.”

“The best thing we can do, politically speaking, is let Obamacare explode,” he said in the Oval Office on Friday after the GOP health care bill went down. “It’s exploding right now.”

Again on Twitter on Saturday, he repeated his case: “ObamaCare will explode and we will all

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2017/03/27/521441490/fact-check-trump-says-obamacare-is-exploding-its-not?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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