Trump claims ‘All Republicans support people with pre-existing conditions’ in blatant lie

President Donald Trump, whose administration asked a court to end Obamacare’s protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions just last month, claimed “All Republicans support people with pre-existing conditions” in a tweet on Thursday.

A day after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) warned the GOP isn’t done trying to repeal Obamacare, Trump claimed any Republican who doesn’t support health coverage for pre-existing conditions “will after I speak to them.”

Trump’s Justice Department has argued that pre-existing conditions are unconstitutional as it supports a lawsuit filed by 20 Republican-led states. Last week, 50 Republican senators approved the Trump administration’s expansion of health plans that can deny coverage to people with pre-exiting medical conditions.

Democrats were quick to respond to Trump’s lie, as Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA) recalled Republicans’ infamous celebration outside of the White House after the House voted to repeal Obamacare in May 2017. That effort later fell short in the Senate by one vote.

Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) urged the media to call Trump’s tweet a lie.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who caucuses with Democrats and ran for the party’s presidential nomination in 2016, noted Trump’s attempts to sabotage Obamacare have threatened “thousands” of people with pre-existing conditions.

Trump continues to lie about Democrats’ support of Medicare For All as Republicans discuss going after Medicare to lower the national debt.

With midterm elections around the corner and health care clearly at the forefront for many voters, numerous Republicans are scrambling to explain votes to weaken protections for people with pre-existing conditions, including the overwhelming majority of vulnerable House Republicans.

Source: Left2