Revisionist Trumpcare History

As hard as it is to believe, and as much as it pains me to say it, our president, Donald J. Trump, is not presenting to the public an honest legislative history of the American Health Care Act. He is, instead, offering an alternate history in which he did not issue an ultimatum for House Republicans to pass his bill or else move on, his bluff was not called, and his signature legislative project was not pulled from the floor in anticipation of humiliating defeat. This alternate history allows him to continue portraying himself as some sort of master dealmaker, a claim unsubstantiated by the facts of recent, real history.


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