(Tea Party PAC) – Conservatives have been celebrating this week following the ruling of U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Conner, who ruled that the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” was unconstitutional.
Since the individual mandate can’t be separated from the rest of the act, the judge ruled, the entire ACA was thus also unconstitutional, as The Hill explains.
The media, likely fuming at this significant blow to Obama’s legacy, cornered Trump as he was visiting Arlington National Cemetary over the weekend to honor the “Wreaths Across America” volunteers.
They weren’t expecting him to issue such a perfect response.
“It was a big ruling. It was a great ruling for our country,” he began, obviously pleased.
Then, he laid out what he sees as coming up next.
“We’ll be able to get great health care. We’ll sit down with the Democrats, if the Supreme Court upholds.”
He continued that expects the full overturn of Obamacare to be bipartisan.
“We’ll be sitting down with the Democrats and we’ll get great health care for our people. Let’s say ‘Repeal and Replace,’ and a little bit differently.”
“But, it was a big, big victory by a highly respected judge. Highly, highly respected in Texas,” he added, once again praising the ruling.
He ended by making it clear he’s bringing Dems to the table for this one.
“And, on the assumption that the Supreme Court upholds, we will get great, great health care for our people. We’ll have to sit down with the Democrats to do it, but I’m sure they want to do it also.”
Trump knows how heavily the Democrats rely on health care to get votes, and he made clear he’s planning on holding their feet to the fire to see just how much they really want to deliver effective health care to their constituents.