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by digby

Well, I guess this counts as good news:

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Saturday he told President Trump that Democrats would be open to stabilizing the health-care system, but that another push to repeal and replace ObamaCare was "off the table."

"The president wanted to make another run at repeal and replace and I told the president that's off the table," Schumer said in a statement on his call with Trump on Friday, news of which the president confirmed in a tweet.

"If he wants to work together to improve the existing health care system, we Democrats are open to his suggestions. A good place to start might be the Alexander-Murray negotiations that would stabilize the system and lower costs," Schumer added.

A Democratic aide told The Hill in an email Saturday, "Particularly after the birth control decision yesterday, the administration has to stop sabotaging the law before anything real can happen."

Trump tweeted Saturday morning that he had called the Democratic leader the previous day "to see if the Dems want to do a great HealthCare Bill."

"ObamaCare is badly broken, big premiums. Who knows!" Trump added.


I guess Trump really does think Chuck was born yesterday and didn't know that Trump had always planned to blame the failure of Obamacare on the Democrats. This is just part of his transparent ploy so he can say he tried to get them on board and they refused so it's all their fault the whole thing fell apart.

Schumer said the right things to rebut that. But the half of the country that votes Republican and thinks, for some inexplicable reason that ensuring that people have access to affordable health care is an abomination from hell will be happy to buy this explanation, I'm sure.

I'm still waiting to see the news media catch up. So far, it's looking like they are taking Trump at his word. Oy.