Trump announced this morning that he does not support the Senate bipartisan deal to continue bailouts to insurance companies:
I am supportive of Lamar as a person & also of the process, but I can never support bailing out ins co's who have made a fortune w/ O'Care.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2017
Trump ended the cost-sharing reduction subsidies last week, but he signaled support for the deal from Alexander and Murray during a press conference in the Rose Garden on Tuesday.
But hours later, in a speech before conservative donors and policy makers at an event for The Heritage Foundation, Trump appeared to walk back his initial support for the bipartisan deal.
“I’m pleased the Democrats have finally responded to my call for them to take responsibility for their Obamacare disaster and work with Republicans to provide much-needed relief to the American people,” Trump said. “While I commend the bipartisan work done by Senators Alexander and Murray, and I do commend it, I continue to believe Congress must find a solution to the Obamacare mess instead of providing bailouts to insurance companies.”
Alexander said he spoke with Trump on Wednesday morning about the bipartisan deal, and told attendees of an Axios event in Washington the president “intends to review it carefully and see if he wants to add to it.”
Well I’m glad Trump has come to his senses on this deal. However I do wonder why he said he supported it while saying “he very much knew what they were doing”, then changes his mind later. I guess he really didn’t know what they were doing.