Remember Donald Trump makes nothing, he only rebrands things that others make as his own.
Courtesy of Fortune:
Ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, President Donald Trump has boasted about a veterans healthcare law several times at his political rallies, at one time even calling it “the greatest idea I think I’ve ever had.”
The problem with Trump’s claim is that President Barack Obama passed the law in 2014.
Called the Veterans Choice Program, the bipartisan measure was signed into law by President Obama on August 7, 2014. The groundbreaking legislation was well-documented by the news media, of course, in no small part because the $16.3 billion bill was specifically designed to help overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. Throughout 2014 and well before that year, the VA was plagued with criticisms about everything from long wait times for basic health care and services to the manipulation of records.
It’s true that since taking office, Trump has continued the program that Obama initiated. President Trump also expanded the Veterans Choice Program by signing the bipartisan VA MISSION Act, which funded Veterans Choice for another year until it can be consolidated with existing care systems to create one cohesive program.
But Trump’s claims at his rallies, ranging from boasts that the Veterans Choice Program was his idea to claiming that passing the legislation was something no other president was able to do, are incorrect.
I am going to make this point over and over until my fingers cramp and I can no longer type it out.
The economy that Donald Trump, and the Republicans, are bragging about is the result of policies by the Obama Administration.
The protections for preexisting conditions that they claim they are fighting to preserve were put into place by Obamacare, and the Republicans fought against them tooth and nail.
And now this VA healthcare law becomes the latest thing that Obama accomplished for which Trump wants to take the credit.
Which is something that we simply must not allow.
Trump supporters are as dumb as fuck, so convincing them that Trump is a lying POS does no good, but there are people who are simply not paying attention who might believe that Trump actually accomplished something.
At least not anything that really benefits Americans who are not in the 1%.
We need to stay vigilant and push back everytime that we see Trump taking credit for hard-fought accomplishments by the Obama Administration. Or when we hear the media allowing those statements to go out to the public unchallenged.