Bernie Sanders Can't Help But Cackle at Trump's Telling Admission About American Health Care
Hours after House Republicans effectively voted to repeal Obamacare, Donald Trump made a puzzling admission. During a press conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, the president seemed to acknowledge that Australia's health care was vastly superior to the United States'—including the American Health Care Act that just made its way through the House.
"It's going to be fantastic health care," Trump said. "I shouldn't say this to our great gentleman and my friend from Australia because you have better health care than we do."
The irony was not lost on Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
"Well, Mr. President, you're right, in Australia and every other major country on earth they guarantee health care to all people. They don't throw 24 million people off health insurance. So maybe when we get to the Senate we should start off with looking at the Australian health care system," the longtime supporter of universal health care told CNN's Anderson Cooper.
He also laughed off the president's remarks in an interview with MSNBC's Chris Hayes Thursday night.
"They have universal health care!" Hayes exclaimed as Sanders cackled.
"That's great, let's take a look at the Australian health care system... take a look at the Canadian health system. Or systems throughout Europe," Sanders said. "Thank you, Mr. President, let us move to a Medicare-for-all system that does what every other major country on earth does—guarantee health care to all people at a fraction of the cost per capita."