Turns out Obamacare is a little bit like its namesake president: kind of popular.
“The press is making Obamacare look so good suddenly. I’m watching the news. It looks so good,” Trump said at a health-care listening session at the White House on Monday. “It’s a little bit like President Obama. When he left, people liked him. When he was here, people didn’t like him so much.
“That’s the way life goes. That’s human nature. The fact is, Obamacare is a disaster,” the president added.
Trump diagnosed the current law as “imploding,” predicting that 2017 “will be the worst year” yet.
Although Trump supports the House Republican-crafted American Health Care Act, on Monday he mused about the political wisdom of leaving the law to collapse on its own.
“It’s going to blow itself off the map,” Trump said. “But that’s the wrong thing to do for the country. It’s the wrong thing to do for our citizens.”