Trump Lashes Out, Threatens to Cut Health Care Subsidies for Poor and Lawmakers – Slate Magazine (blog)

The president’s threats came shortly after he harshly criticized Republicans, writing on Twitter that “they look like fools” for their failure to get rid of the Affordable Care Act. The president used that criticism to once again blast the Senate’s filibuster rules, saying Republicans “will NEVER win” if they don’t get rid of a rule that requires a 60-vote majority for some bills. With that rule in place “many great Republican bills will never pass,” the president warned. That seemed to put in evidence Trump’s “uncertain understanding of the legislative process,” as the New York Times puts it, because the filibuster rules had nothing to do with the failure of the health care legislation this past week.

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