Bernie Sanders Can't Stop Laughing At Trump's Health Care Confession
- Author: Sonia Alvarado May 17, 2017,
May 17, 2017, 13:17
President Donald Trump had kind words for the Australian health care system at a meeting with that country's prime minister Thursday, just hours after Republican members of Congress succeeded in passing their efforts to roll back the Affordable Care Act.
Donald Trump has praised Australia's universal public health care system just moments after celebrating the passage of a bill that could leave millions of Americans without health coverage.
President Donald Trump, glowing from his win at Capital Hill, praised Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at their meeting in NY on Friday, hours after dismantling Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.
House leaders came through with the votes to give Mr Trump a major political win more than a month after Republicans' first attempt to pass a health care bill went down in a humiliating defeat.
He also praised Australia's health care system, saying it was better than the US's.
The World Health Organization ranked the U.S.as 37th out of 191 countries on a study of overall national health system performance in 2016 - behind Australia, at 32, but well ahead of bottom-tier countries like Sierra Leone, Myanmar and Central African Republic.
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Of course, the truth is, Trump doesn't really know what the American model is, how the Australian system works, or the benefits of either.
The leaders and their wives, Lucy and Melania, spent three hours together in NY on Thursday at an event to honour the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea.
"I think he was simply being complimentary of the prime minister", Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters during the daily press briefing.
Trump met with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia on May 4, 2017, in New York City.
"That was an exaggeration", the president said.
Last night, the American president, after meeting with Turnbull in person, said the media's characterization of the testy phone call in January was wrong. "Right now Obamacare is failing; we have a failing healthcare".
Trump's comments came after the House narrowly passed the GOP's bill aimed at repealing and replacing ObamaCare.