Oxford Fellow GLORIOUSLY Buries Trump For Trying To Discredit CBO Report On Trumpcare

Donald Trump just got owned.

On Monday, the Congressional Budget Office graded the GOP healthcare bill that they dubiously named the “American Healthcare Act.”

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And the results were not good at all.

Despite Trump calling the bill “wonderful” and claiming that everybody in America will have health insurance coverage, the CBO pointed out that the bill would cause 24 million Americans to lose their healthcare and would make the price of healthcare skyrocket.

Of course, Trump administration officials immediately attacked the CBO report.

“We disagree strenuously with the report that was put out,” Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said. “It’s just not believable, is what we would suggest,” Price continued, insisting that the GOP healthcare plan will cover more people and make healthcare more affordable.

Trump’s Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney also dismissed the report and attacked the CBO.

“This is exactly what we thought the CBO would come forth with,” he said. “They’re terrible at counting coverage. The CBO report is full of errors — not errors, they’re just bad assumptions like that. It’s the only way you can get to these bizarre numbers.”

The reaction from Trump’s administration was predictable, and Oxford Fellow Brian Klaas brilliantly prepared for it by pointing out at least 13 instances where Trump used CBO reports to attack President Obama.

You know, because Trump is a hypocrite.

And Trump can’t say that the CBO is wrong just because it gave him a report he doesn’t like.

As it turns out, Trump’s Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and his Republican colleagues in Congress picked the official who currently runs the Congressional Budget Office.

The Congressional Budget Office is a nonpartisan agency that is tasked with providing Congress with objective analysis of bills relating to economic and budgetary decisions.

What Trump and Republicans got from the CBO report is the facts. But they don’t like the facts so they are attacking the CBO despite the fact that they picked the guy who runs it. Apparently, they expected him to be biased and run it dishonestly.


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