(CNN)In June 2019, President Donald Trump promised that he was on the verge of unveiling a “phenomenal” health care bill.
“Yeah, well, we’ll be announcing that in about two months. Maybe less,” Trump told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos at the time, adding: “You’re going have the greatest health care that anybody’s ever had.”
Fast-forward 15 months to Wednesday night, when Stephanopoulos and Trump were together again, this time at a town hall in Philadelphia. And this moment, when Trump was asked by a woman named Alycee Block, an assistant professor in Philadelphia who was born with an inflammatory disease, about his fight to get rid of a provision in the Affordable Care Act that blocks insurers from discriminating based on preexisting conditions. Trump’s response was rambling — and filled with falsehoods. (Block’s face while Trump is “answering” her question is priceless .) Here’s the key bit :
“But what we’re doing is, we’re going to be doing a health care plan — preexisting, protecting people with preexisting conditions — as an example, yourself, it sounds like that’s exactly perfect. That’s exactly what we’re talking about. We’re going to be doing a health care plan very strongly and protect people with preexisting conditions… […]
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