Trump buried in mockery for false claim he ‘has the votes’ to repeal Obamacare: ‘News to everyone in the Senate’
During his Indianapolis speech touting tax reform, President Donald Trump claimed the GOP “has the votes” to pass the party’s unpopular Obamacare repeal and replace bill — despite it being pulled from a Senate floor vote and effectively killed the day prior.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 27, 2017
Naturally, Twitter took Trump to task for this week’s latest false claim.
“This would be news to literally everyone in the Senate,” Reuters’ Pete Schroeder tweeted.
“Fact check: No, he doesn’t,” CNN’s Jim Acosta responded.
His bold claim during his tax reform speech was not the first time Trump claimed the GOP had votes that didn’t exist that day. Earlier, he said they had the votes, but could not pass it because “there’s an ailing senator in the hospital” — another false claim.
Trump just said 6 times that Graham-Cassidy failed because “there was a senator in the hospital.”
There are no senators in the hospital. pic.twitter.com/pepKaUhd9n
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) September 27, 2017