Trumpcare sold 50 words for snow to Arctic peoples instead of refrigerators #EPICFAIL

 Trumpcare sold 50 words for snow to Arctic peoples instead of refrigerators #EPICFAIL

Trump continues to love the ceremonial aspects of demagoguery and ignores the policy implications of actual governance because predatory capitalism abhors a democracy.

 Trumpcare sold 50 words for snow to Arctic peoples instead of refrigerators #EPICFAIL

As the talks stalled later that night, Trump’s exasperation with the hemming and hawing of members escalated and he delivered an ultimatum: Go ahead with the vote no matter what on Friday, he said, all but daring fellow Republicans to vote against his first significant bill.

The president was finished negotiating, and his thinking was straight from “The Art of the Deal”: If the White House continued to postpone the vote, the holdouts would gain leverage and learn the dangerous lesson that they could challenge Trump and win. Lawmakers wanting to oppose the president would have to do so publicly, in a vote, and face the consequences.

 Trumpcare sold 50 words for snow to Arctic peoples instead of refrigerators #EPICFAIL

Yet in the end, Trump acquiesced to the preferences of House leaders, who did not want their members voting on a controversial measure if the outcome were in doubt. Realizing the health-care plan did not have the support to pass, Trump and Ryan decided Friday afternoon to pull the bill — news Trump announced in a phone call with The Post, before Ryan even had time to personally brief GOP members…

Mark Meadows (R-NC) said his mantra in negotiating with Trump had been, “If this was about personalities, we’d already be at ‘yes.’ He’s charming, and anyone who spends time with him knows that. But this is about policy, and we’re not going to make it about anything else.”

For Meadows, a sticking point was essential health-benefit requirements under the current law for insurance companies, such as maternity and newborn care, and substance-abuse treatment, which he wanted removed and replaced with narrower rules.

Meadows and other Freedom Caucus members met with Trump and Pence at the White House on Thursday, but they left without a deal, even after Trump had worked with them for weeks — leaving Trump’s advisers exasperated with the ornery bloc.

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 Trumpcare sold 50 words for snow to Arctic peoples instead of refrigerators #EPICFAIL
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