President Trump just gave an angry, thrashing, desperate sounding series of remarks about Obamacare. He pressed the point that people think it’s an emergency now that he’s cut off CSR payments. And he thinks that’s good. He went on about how the health insurers only fund Democrats, lashed out at Democrats, says healthcare is going to be great once they repeal Obamacare. It struck me as more unhinged and febrile than usual for Trump. One continuing theme is that even through his anger and need to lash out he seems not to understand even the most elemental details of how the health care system or Obamacare works.
Here’s a bit of video that capture the tone …
Listen to this disturbed man talk like a gangster and pride himself on the carnage and calls for emergency measures he’s created. pic.twitter.com/CIzNTpyDnv
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) October 16, 2017
Here’s that one passage, which sounds like something out of a mafia movie. “Obamacare is finished. It’s dead. It’s gone. You shouldn’t even mention it. It’s gone. There is no such thing as Obamacare anymore.”