Trump: ‘Thank Heaven’ The Obamacare Mandate Is Gone

during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the first State of the Union address given by U.S. President Donald Trump and his second joint-session address to Congress.
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President Donald Trump diverged from his script slightly Tuesday when he exclaimed “Thank heaven” that individual mandate at the center of Obamacare — seemingly pronounced “Opamacare,” this time — had been repealed as part of Republicans’ tax bill.

“We repealed the core of the disastrous Obamacare,” he said during his first State of the Union address. “The individual mandate is now gone. Thank heaven.”

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