Seems to us here at AP that Donald Trump has a tendency to self-destruct.
On Sunday, his Attorney General, William Barr, said Trump did not obstruct justice, prompting our Liar-in-Chief and his chief mouthpiece, Sarah Huckabee, to launch an all-out attack on the media (except Fox News).
Flush with what he falsely claims as a complete exoneration by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Trump now wants the courts to repeal the Affordable Care Act in its entirely, a radical change in position, as his Justice Department had previously said that parts of the ACA should remain in place.
On December 14, 2018, in Texas v. United States, federal district judge Reed O’Connor — a Bush Two appointee — ruled that the entire ACA is unconstitutional; and yesterday Trump’s Justice Department announced that it agrees with O’Connor and will not defend President Obama’s signature legislation on appeal (https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/25/trump-obamacare-justice-department-1236116).
Although the ACA was not popular in its first few years with many voters because of the individual mandate, public opinion has moved to favor the law.
So now, once again, health care is front and center politically, because most Americans know full well that affordable health care should be a right, not a privilege.
As CNN’s Editor at Large, Chris Cillizza, writes, “Donald Trump just made sure health care will decide the 2020 election” (https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/26/politics/trump-obamacare-repeal/index.html).
So what could possibly explain why Trump would take such a big gamble?
“Donald Trump built lots of casinos, where people addicted to gambling flock so they can lose everything,” associate solitary reporter Keith Coleman says. “And Trump is nothing if not a gambler. Next question?"