President Trump is on another campaign tour (even though he has already been elected to the presidency) to try and explain how everything he says has a different meaning from what normal people who use dictionaries think his words mean.
A week or so ago he had this to say: “Tonight I am calling on Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare with reforms that will expand choice, increase access, lower costs and at the same time provide better healthcare. The way to make health insurance available to everyone is to lower the cost of health insurance and that is what we are going to do…”
That message received a standing ovation from the Congressional Republicans who, you would surmise, by their standing and applauding, actually supported what the President was saying.
Earlier President Trump had this to say about healthcare in America: “No one will lose coverage. There will be insurance for everybody. Healthcare will be a “lot less expensive” for everyone — the government, consumers, providers.”
And before that he had this to say: “I was the first & only potential GOP candidate to state there will be no cuts to Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid”
And of course there is this famous declaration about healthcare from another speech that he gave: “I am going to take care of everybody … Everybody’s going to be taken care of much better than they’re taken care of now.”
But tonight the President is out and about to explain how the Republican’s new healthcare plan for America is less than all that… but somehow more… and still cheaper for others but not so much for everyone and that although Medicare will be cut it won’t be so that anyone of particular import will notice…etc… etc… etc.
Because the President never means what he says but we Americans have come to understand that, and now we just shrug and laugh and realize that he is just like that friend that we all have who says that he will be right over but then never shows up, or who borrows something from you and then swears that he thought it was his when he gave it away to somebody else, or who says that he’ll buy 12 boxes of cookies from your daughter but then never has the money to pay for them on delivery day.
So what do you do? You stop making dates, loaning him things and never take his promise to pay for anything, seriously. But you still remain friends and laugh whenever he suggests that you make a date, loan him something or chip in on anything. That’s just him and even though he hasn’t a clue that you’re on to him you chalk it all down as a life lesson learned. (for you, that is)
But is this any way to run a country?
I sincerely hope you… nor I… don’t lose healthcare or Medicaid or Medicare or Social Security or anything else of importance over the next few years… but that unreliable, insincere, liar who we all know? He’s in charge now and he has a lot of friends just like him who make up the majority of the neighborhood…
So beware. If you lose something or can’t find something else or wonder where all of your money has gone, you’ll just have to give a shrug and laugh… because the joke is on you.