In the wake of Republicans pulling a bill that would repeal Obamacare, the Democrats are dusting their shoulders off a bit. The GOP worked tirelessly for years to repeal President Obama’s healthcare act, with House Speaker Paul Ryan even saying he’s been dreaming of cutting healthcare since his frat boy, keg sipping days. But now the “Trumpcare” bill was pulled at the last minute on Friday for lack of support and some Democrats are celebrating the bill’s demise. One person not celebrating is director Michael Moore who said it’s fine to toot your own horn for a bit, just don’t get arrogant.
In an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Friday night, the Bowling for Columbine director said they shouldn’t take Donald Trump’s recent comments about healthcare lightly. On Friday, Trump lambasted the Democrats for the “Trumpcare” failure, adding once Obamacare “explodes” then he will work with them again on healthcare. Moore seems to think this is a real threat and Democrats shouldn’t let it slide:
“This is not the time for the Democrats to gloat or throw some kind of party. This is the time we have to now double down. Please understand that Trump is telling you the truth when he tells you that ObamaCare is going to explode or implode. They are going to actively make sure that that happens.”
He went on to say this is the perfect time for Democrats to win over some disillusioned Trump supporters, as some may be a little unhappy he’s not fulfilling his promises:
“A lot of people… they’re getting it. They’re getting that they were lied to. A lot of promises were held out to them that aren’t going to come true. And they saw just how transparent the Republicans and Trump were with this bill.”
But for now, it’s looking as if healthcare is taking a backseat, with Trump saying he wants to concentrate on other stuff after the bill’s death.