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Trump Was for Single-Payer Before


by Steve Benen

Donald Trump has heard about Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) “Medicare for All” plan, and he turned to Twitter yesterday to assure Americans the progressive proposal isn’t going anywhere.

“Bernie Sanders is pushing hard for a single payer healthcare plan – a curse on the U.S. & its people. I told Republicans to approve healthcare fast or this would happen. But don’t worry, I will veto because I love our country & its people.”

It’s an odd message. The president is prepared to veto a single-payer bill if it’s approved by a Republican-led House and a Republican-led Senate? Thank you, Captain Obvious.

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