In 2000, Trump made a powerful argument against his own health care bill

He often called for “universal healthcare.” His bill takes America away from that.

President Donald Trump is now pushing for a bill that not solely does the opposite of what he often called for on the advertising marketing campaign path — “insurance for everybody” — nevertheless does the opposite of what he often called for once more in 2000.

Ronald Klain, a former Obama administration official, tweeted out an excerpt from Trump’s 2000 e guide, The America We Deserve:

Comic discount on a tragic night in effectively being care historic previous: An excerpt from @realDonaldTrump's 2000 e guide, "The America We Deserve:" pic.twitter.com/vqOpwnGXO2

— Ronald Klain (@RonaldKlain) March 24, 2017

The American Nicely being Care Act (AHCA), the bill Republicans are pushing by the Residence of Representatives with Trump’s vocal help, makes the problem Trump well-known in his e guide loads worse. In response to the Congressional Budget Office, the bill would cut back the number of insured People by 24 million by 2026, leaving a whole of 52 million People uninsured that 12 months. That’s clearly higher than the 42 million Trump found so alarming that he argued letting the problem go on violated thought of one among America’s founding concepts.

Nevertheless there are questions on whether or not or not Trump even is conscious of what the AHCA does. As Ezra Klein wrote for Vox, Trump has “spent the earlier week combating for a effectively being care bill he didn’t advertising marketing campaign on, didn’t draft, doesn’t understand, doesn’t like to talk about, and can’t defend. Reasonably than forcing the Republican establishment to return again spherical to his concepts, he’s come spherical to theirs — with disastrous outcomes.”

Trump, though, doesn’t seem to have really understood effectively being care when he wrote The America We Deserve, each. As Vox’s Dylan Matthews wrote after reading the 2000 book:

It seems clear from his dialogue of single-payer effectively being care that he doesn't actually know what the time interval means. What he proposes is altering the tax break for employer-provided insurance coverage protection proper right into a tax credit score rating individuals can use — as in Paul Ryan’s and Tom Price's plans for altering Obamacare. He assaults Hillary Clinton's much-milder-than-single-payer effectively being plan from 1994, saying, "We don't want more government control of the healthcare industry."

He’s not liberal — he merely doesn’t know what he’s talking about.