Republican President Trump just admitted once again that he is in way over his head and has absolutely no idea what he’s doing.
At a bipartisan gathering of state governors this morning, Trump announced that his tax “reform” plan would have to wait until Congress moved on repealing Obamacare.
“Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated. I have to tell you, it’s an unbelievably complex subject.
Who would have thought that a program organizing subsidies for healthcare and expanding Medicaid for fifty states in a nation of 300 million that spends $3 trillion a year on healthcare would be complicated?
Trump’s words are an unintentional rebuke of the grandstanding fools of the Republican Party, who have had six years to come up with some kind of reasonable replacement that isn’t political seppukku but who have utterly failed to do so and are now making fools of themselves as their backroom squabbles leak out into the public.
For Trump, who is incapable of running a casino or a hotel without driving it into the ground, to pretend that he is capable of presiding over a plan as complex and as disruptive as the repeal of Obamacare is as hilarious as it is deeply depressing.
It’s going to be a long four years.