Donald Trump is often described by Hillary Clinton’s campaign as the gift that keeps on giving. Now, Trump’s campaign is saying the same thing about Bill Clinton, particularly his takedown of the Affordable Care Act’s reduced coverage and higher premiums for some middle class Americans, reports CBS News correspondent Major Garrett.
“Bill called it a
system, a crazy system and said that it’s ‘the craziest thing in the world,’”
Trump said Wednesday at a rally in Reno, Nevada.
Trump quoted Bill Clinton’s critique of President Obama’s healthcare law, as if he wished it were his own.
“You’ve got this crazy system where all of a sudden 25 million more people have healthcare and then the people are out there busting it, sometimes 60 hours a week, wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half. It’s the craziest thing in the world!”.
Promising to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Trump offered no details about what would replace it.
“There’s only one way to stop Obamacare and that’s to vote for Donald J. Trump,” Trump said.
Hillary Clinton argued her husband was echoing her calls for reform, while Bill tried to clarify his comments.
“It’s been a tough slog for the last year for small businesses who are a
little bit above the eligibility for any help from the government,” Bill
Clinton said Wednesday in Canton, Ohio.
For now, Trump is reveling in the thought of Bill in the dog house.
“Can you imagine when he walked home to that beautiful home in Westchester,
and he said, ‘Hi Hillary, how was your day?’ Oh, did he suffer,” Trump said.
Trump wrapped up a brief western state swing with three stops in Nevada, where he trails Clinton by six points in the most recent poll.
In Reno, Trump tried to.
“Ne-VAH-duh. … Nobody says it the
other way. Has to be Nevada. Right?” Trump said.
It’s actually pronounced ne-VAD-ah, and Nevadans defend that pronunciation zealously.
Trump is scaling back his schedule today for a bit of debate prep in New York before a hastily-arranged event Thursday night in New Hampshire, another state where Trump once led but now trails.