Posted by | January 10, 2017 16:32 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly Politics

Speaking to the New York Times, he revealed his complete lack of knowledge.

In a puzzling interview with Maggie Haberman and Margot Sanger-Katz of the New York Times, Donald Trump weighed-in on the legislative mechanics of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act in a way that appeared to reveal that he has no idea what’s going on.

Republicans are currently debating whether they should repeal the law right away and promise people that an unspecified replacement will emerge at an unspecified future time, or else wait and try to agree on a replacement that moves in tandem with repeal.

Trump’s answer is to reject both options. He’s now saying Republicans should repeal and replace nearly simultaneously, but without taking any time to craft the replacement:

Mr. Trump, who seemed unclear about the timing of already scheduled votes in Congress this week, demanded a repeal vote “probably some time next week,” and said “the replace will be very quickly or simultaneously, very shortly thereafter.”

How shortly thereafter? Well, when asked, he said, “Long to me would be weeks … it won’t be repeal and then two years later go in with another plan.”

The problem here is that the Republican Party currently has no consensus on just what the replacement should be, and it’s very difficult to see them arriving at such a consensus before February 1 — unless they somehow ram through a quickly-crafted replacement that would massively restructure the health care sector with hardly any deliberation, with potentially catastrophic consequences.

 

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  • amersham1046

    Are the Marx Brothers now in charge

    • Buford2k11

      ahh…rhetorical question…

    • Larry Schmitt

      Groucho and Karl.

  • mea_mark

    The orange one is so dumb he doesn’t know he’s dumb.

    • Mike

      AKA Dunning-Kruger

  • arc99

    We should take no comfort in the fact that this is the gang that couldn’t shoot straight.

    Someone is going to get hurt, no matter where they aim. We can only hope that most of the damage is inflicted on Trump worshipers. They are the ones who got us into this mess.

  • Larry Schmitt

    A list of what he doesn’t understand would break the internet.

    • Willys41

      You are 1,000,000,000,000,000% correct. Approximately.

  • amersham1046

    Before the election he had all the answers,–
    now he doesn’t even understand the questions

  • mistlesuede

    What a fucking moron. God help us all.