Monday, March 27, 2017
During his March 13 “listening session” on health care, Donald Trump told the citizens he’d convened to listen to him that the Affordable Care Act was “imploding.” Whether or not Republicans repealed and replaced it in the next few years, he said, “It’ll be gone … it’ll be imploded off the map.” Absent his intervention, the physics teacher–in-chief seemed to imply, Obamacare will collapse on itself as the differential between high external pressure and low internal pressure creates an inward pull. He reiterated in a tweet the same day that this concentration of matter and energy in the space formerly occupied by Obamacare would end in “disaster.”
Donald Trump says Obamacare is imploding. He also says it’s exploding. Which is it?