No couple agrees on everything, but Bill Clinton may have gone off-script when he insulted Obamacare after Hillary spent much of her campaign praising it. Bill criticized the spike in premium prices and decrease of coverage, calling it a “crazy system.”
Speaking in Michigan on Monday, Bill Clinton went on a brief rant and ripped into the Affordable Care Act. The faults he found with it were remarkably similar to many points Republicans have made, such as the detrimental effects Obamacare has on small businesses.
“The people that are getting killed in this deal are small business people and individuals who make just a little too much to get any of these subsidies,” Clinton said.
Naturally, this was an interesting choice of words for a Hillary Clinton rally where the people in attendance were more likely to be in favor of the Affordable Care Act than say at a Trump rally
While Hillary has said she plans to build on the successes of Obamacare and acknowledged various flaws within it, even her harshest remarks were a far cry from Bill who said, “You’ve got this crazy system where all of a sudden 25 million more people have health care and then the people are out there busting it… wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half.”
“It’s the craziest thing in the world,” he added.
This is not the first time Bill Clinton has stolen the spotlight with controversial statements on the campaign trail. Just last month, he told CBS News that Hillary Clinton fainted, “frequently,” and then had the audio scrubbed from broadcast.
If nothing else, Bill and Hillary may be in for a lengthy chat.