President Donald Trump's tweets from before he was president are not doing him any favors. As the House Republicans push to pass their healthcare proposal through Congress, Trump's 2014 tweet is especially relevant.
It's Thursday. How many people have lost their healthcare today?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2014
On Jan. 9 2014, Trump tweeted, "How many people have lost their healthcare today?" intended as an apparent jab at President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act premiums. But the question is bitterly ironic given how many Americans stand to lose their health insurance under the American Health Care Act: a whopping 24 millions will be uninsured under the GOP's plan, according to a nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office review of the plan.
People on Twitter were swift to point out this projected figure to the president — here are a few reactions:
@realDonaldTrump roughly 24 million. And you're to blame for that.
— BrennaNicole (@BrennaNicole) March 23, 2017
— Joseph Palmer (@Joseph_Palmer) March 23, 2017
@SauvignonRick This is kind of amazingly accurate even 3 years later. 👏🏻
— Veronica (@JustMeSillyV) March 23, 2017
— Amena (@sher_ame) March 23, 2017