Early Monday, President Donald Trump met with a number of health insurance executives at the White House. The state of the health insurance market has long been something that Trump likes to talk about, going along with his long touted plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a move that will likely leave tens of millions of presently insured people healthcare-less.
And indeed what Trump points out is accurate, in that the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as ObamaCare, has put a great deal of stress on the health insurance markets and this stress has come out through higher premiums. The problem is that Trump’s proposed “solution” is to just burn the whole thing down.
Anyway, early on Monday, before Trump’s meeting with the health execs, something accidentally came out that is head scratch inducing at the very least.
Trump began his closing remarks at his Monday pre-meeting presser by rambling on about — something.
Just read his remarks for yourself:
‘The market, as you know, when we talk about stabilizing the market, the market is disastrous. It’s going to absolutely implode; it’s why we’re meeting today. And I think we’re going to work out something where not only will the market be great but the people will be taken care of. So, we will work that out, I think quite easily actually.’
Um, okay then.
Anyway, after these remarks, NBC’s Kristen Welker called out the question to President Trump of whether or not he supports a special prosecutor being involved in the investigation into Russia’s connections to the president’s rise to power. It’s long been lobbied for by those concerned with the whole thing that an entity that’s somewhat more independent then the run of the mill Congressional Committee take on this task.
Trump did not immediately reply to Welker’s question.
However, a hot mic caught Trump commenting as he got up from where he was sitting that he “hasn’t called Russia in 10 years.”
On the very surface level, that claim is apparently a lie.
Trump spoke on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin last month.
In addition to that, outside of the presidency, Trump visited Moscow for the 2013 Miss Universe pageant.
Thus, again, Trump’s claim that he “hasn’t called Russia in 10 years” is a lie.
Only time will tell what Trump is trying to hide.
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