Twitter Users Mock Trump Over Health Care Defeat
Some people had a good time digitally roasting the president with memes and zingers, while others simply acknowledged an important political victory
House Republicans on Friday pulled the bill that would have repealed and replaced the Affordable Care Act after conceding that they did not have enough votes to push the legislation through. The two-day fiasco was filled with political drama, and resulted in a major blow to President Donald Trump’s legislative agenda.
In the days leading up the decision, Trump tweeted on several occasions to try and rally support for the American Health Care Act. The president even attempted to popularize the #PassTheBill hashtag, but the opposing hashtag, #KillTheBill, was more than four times as popular in the run-up to the scheduled vote.
But after news broke that the GOP abandoned their plan, others — especially Democrats — took to Twitter to breathe a sigh of relief, and mock Trump’s failure to overhaul the U.S.’s health care system.
Hey Republicans, don't worry, that burn is covered under the Affordable Care Act
— Senator Bob Menendez (@SenatorMenendez) March 24, 2017
We must be clear. This important victory against the Republican health care plan is not the end of our work. It is the beginning.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 25, 2017
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) March 24, 2017
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) March 24, 2017
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) March 24, 2017
Turns out "but Benghazi" isn't actually a comprehensive health insurance plan. #KillTheBill
— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) March 24, 2017
— Alex Morash (@AlexMorash) March 24, 2017
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) March 24, 2017