Seth Meyers Trashes Trump's 'Disastrous' Health Care Bill: 'Exactly What Bernie Sanders Warned Us About'
After House Republicans rushed to pass a health care bill predicted to leave millions uninsured, "Late Night" host Seth Meyers cautioned President Trump and the giddy GOP.
"In the run-up to today's vote, Trump spent the week continuing a habit of his from the campaign, making absurd promises about his deal-making skills that have no basis in reality," Meyers began Thursday. "Yesterday, for example, he claimed that he might be able to solve the most intractable conflict in the world, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict."
"It's something that I think is, frankly, maybe not as difficult as people have thought over the years," Trump said.
"'Peace in the Middle East' is the phrase people use to describe something that's difficult. That's like saying, 'when I need a needle, I just go straight to the haystack and grab one'," Meyers quipped.
Similarly Trump's health care plan claims appear "naive, overconfident and detached from reality."
As for the American Health Care Act now in the Senate, "Trump and the GOP will not be able to escape [its] negative consequences," remarked Meyers, who went on to explain why the bill's ramifications are "disastrous."
"Remember, when Republicans first tried to pass this bill a few weeks ago, the Congressional Budget Office found that it would kick as many as 24 million Americans off of health insurance, raise premiums for older, poor Americans by more than 750%, cut federal Medicaid spending by $880 billion, and give the wealthiest people a giant tax cut of nearly $1 trillion over a decade?" the "Late Night" host said. "It's exactly what Bernie Sanders warned us about."