WASHINGTON — President Trump attacked Democrats for their opposition to the Senate bill to repeal and replace Obamacare in a Saturday morning tweet.“Democrats slam GOP healthcare proposal as Obamacare premiums & deductibles increase by over 100%. Remember keep your doctor, keep your plan?” Trump tweeted. Trump is referring to the promise that the Obama administration repeatedly made that "if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan" ahead of the Affordable Care Act passing. That turned out to be false and Republicans often point to the promise as an example of Obamacare not working.But Trump has also made some assurances of his own that could not happen.Here are three promises Trump made that will not come true under the current bills moving through Congress:"Everybody's got to be covered. This is an un-Republican thing for me to say,” Trump told CBS News in 2015 during the presidential primary. “I am going to … [Read more...] about 3 promises Trump made about health care that repeal plans haven’t kept
What promises has trump kept
WASHINGTON — A promise tweeted isn't always a promise kept.Campaigning for president in 2015 and 2016, President Trump exuded optimism in his ability to "drain the swamp," bring back American jobs and repeal Obamacare. Using his preferred online social network – and his trademark short, exclamatory sentences – he pledged quick action if elected."I will fix!" he promised on Twitter at least 10 times, referring alternately to crime, education, poverty, the economy, the trade deficit, health care and veterans benefits.Just as many times, he promised, "I will stop it." Stop war, stop job losses, stop heroin, stop gangs, stop terrorism.And, as politicians often do, Trump made promises to various interest groups: veterans, gays and lesbians, and even Idaho potato farmers.But in the year since he upended the political establishment with his victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton, some of Trump's campaign promises have … [Read more...] about A tweet and a promise: Trump finds campaign pledges easy to tweet, harder to keep
U.S. Donald Trump President Donald Trump, in a salute to immigration officials Monday, repeatedly referred to U.S. Customs and Border Protection as … the Congressional Black Caucus? Or perhaps the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation? Multiple journalists and other social media users pointed out that Trump in his speech seemed to be saying “CBC” instead of “CBP,” which is the acronym for one of the world’s largest law enforcement agencies, tasked with overseeing border control. Trump on the campaign trail promised to bolster border security and has followed through with his efforts toward that as well as stricter immigration policies. Recommended Slideshows 76 50 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States 80 In Pictures: Top 50 U.S. Cities Ranked by Quality of Life And Average Salary 76 75 Best-Selling Albums in U.S. History “From saving victims from human smugglers, drug cartels, and criminal gangs to protecting American … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Kept Mistakenly Thanking the Congressional Black Caucus During His CBP, ICE Event
WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday hailed the major revisions he was able to extract from Canada and Mexico to the 25-year-old North American trade agreement, as business executives, labor leaders, and lawmakers began poring over details. “Throughout the campaign I promised to renegotiate NAFTA and today we have kept that promise,” Trump said at a Rose Garden news conference.Calling the deal “truly historic,” Trump pledged: “It will transform North America back into a manufacturing powerhouse.” The White House, as well as leaders from Canada and Mexico, announced they had inked the deal late Sunday after Canada’s 11th hour agreement. But congressional approval is uncertain, particularly if Democrats retake control of the House in the November midterm elections. Trump was able to force Canada and Mexico to make major concessions from their initial position, but in the end the White House pulled back from some of its most stringent … [Read more...] about Trump hails North American trade deal as ‘historic news’
POLITICS 10/01/2018 07:08 pm ET The so-called "new NAFTA" is mainly what Canada and Mexico agreed to in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement -- which Trump threw out after taking office. By S.V. Date WASHINGTON ― With critical elections approaching, President Donald Trump on Monday declared a rebranded trade deal with Mexico and Canada a major victory for himself ― even though it relies on key elements negotiated by his predecessor, President Barack Obama, for an agreement Trump had called a disaster. “Throughout the campaign I promised to renegotiate NAFTA, and today we have kept that promise,” Trump said of his update to the North American Free Trade Agreement, which he described as the “incredible new U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement called USMCA.” But the majority of the “new” items in the deal announced late Sunday were negotiated over a period of years by the Obama administration as part of the Trans-Pacific … [Read more...] about Trump’s ‘New’ Canada-Mexico Trade Deal Has All Kinds Of Improvements? Thanks, Obama.