President Trump came out blasting Republicans on Tuesday, saying he was going to purposely let Obamacare ‘fail’ after his party refused to repeal and replace Obamacare.
“I think we’re probably in that position where we’ll let Obamacare fail,” Trump said at the White House. “We’re not going to own it. I’m not going to own it. I can tell you, the Republicans are not going to own it.”
Here’s the funny thing, though: Trump criticized Obama in the past for not owning his own agenda when Democrats controlled both chambers of Congress during his first two years as president, the exact same situation Trump finds himself in now.
Here’s what he said previously:
“Obama’s complaints about Republicans stopping his agenda are BS since he had full control for two years. He can never take responsibility.”
Sound pretty hypocritical? That’s because it is.
Trump labeled Republicans who refused to pass Trumpcare as ‘disloyal’ and is now pinning his hopes on a good 2018 election in order to fulfill his campaign promise of repealing Obamacare.
A senior administration official told NBC News that the White House was blinded by the vote when Sens. Jerry Moran of Kansas and Mike Lee of Utah announced they would oppose the bill at the last minute, following the lead of Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky and Susan Collins of Maine, effectively killing the legislation in its tracks.
Trump: “Let Obamacare fail… I’m not going to own it” (This would hurt millions of poor/sick people who depend on it) https://t.co/MbxVKqgnkK
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) July 18, 2017
The other funny thing: Trump came out on Twitter saying that the “Senate must go to a 51 vote majority instead of the current 60 votes. Even parts of full repeal need 60. Dems control Senate. Crazy!” But, Republicans don’t even have the 51 votes they need, so that was a mute point.