|This is Trump's infamous cruel and stupid face.|
Donald Trump belched out massive 13 post tweet storm this Saturday.
The topics of those tweets ranged from how Russia was actually "against" him in the 2016 election to blasting the Senate rules that require 60 votes to overcome a legislative filibuster.
But there was one tweet that was special in that it both illuminated the fact that Trump has no idea how government or health care works and has no empathy for the Americans he purportedly serves that need that health care.
This is the tweet...
Okay, let's start at the beginning.
By saying he will not approve "BAILOUTS" for insurance companies Trump is actually threatening to withhold federal payments that help reduce insurance premiums. This would cause two-fold damage. One it would adversely effect low and mid-income Americans by causing premiums to spike and it would simultaneously force insurance companies out of an already shrinking market.
Add this to the fact that Trump has already cancelled $5 million in HealthCare.gov ads that alert people to the upcoming enrollment season and you can see just how he intends to cause Obamacare to "implode" as he puts it.
The mere threat lead Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to put out a statement in which he asserted that Trump was putting his thumb on the scale and toying with the lives of millions....
"If the President refuses to make the cost sharing reduction payments, every expert agrees that premiums will go up and health care will be more expensive for millions of Americans. The president ought to stop playing politics with people's lives and health care, start leading and finally begin acting Presidential.”
The second part of the tweet is a threat. A stupid, stupid threat.
Not approving "BAILOUTS" for members of Congress implies that Trump would remove members of Congress and many staffers from Federal Employee Health Benefits structure and put into the new insurance exchanges set up by ObamaCare in 2010.
In other words Trump is threatening to make these politicians and their staff rely on Obamacare if they don't vote to repeal Obamacare thus removing as many as 32 million Americans from the health insurance they obtained through Obamacare!!!!!