US President Donald Trump says he would “let Obamacare implode” after Congress failed to pass healthcare reform legislation and repeal the Affordable Care Act.
“I said from the beginning, ‘Let Obamacare implode’…I turned out to be right,” Trump said Friday at a gathering for law enforcement officers in Long Island, New York. “Let Obamacare implode.”
Experts say the GOP plan to replace Obamacare would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured over 10 years.
Trump made the remarks less than a day after the Republican-controlled Senate failed to pass legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, another humiliating defeat for Trump.
For months, Trump has kept skeptical Republicans in line with an implicit threat that he would turn his loyal supporters against them. But there are growing signs that those threats from a president with a sub-40 percent approval rating are losing potency.
Among some establishment Republicans, there are signs…