Hours after Donald Trump announced Republican Congressman Tom Price as his pick for Health and Human Services Secretary the media had already begun their witch hunt against him. Price is a vocal opponent of Obamacare with a consistently conservative record on social issues such as abortion. This, of course, made him an easy target for liberal journalists who took to Twitter Tuesday morning to bash the cabinet pick as a disaster for poor people and the LGBT community.
Ezra Klein, founder of liberal media website Vox.com, made the ludicrous claim that Price would “take health insurance from millions of poor people.”
Trump's HHS pick will take health insurance from millions of poor people. The flag tweet is not today's big story. https://t.co/oEOAXHIJCk— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) November 29, 2016
Matthew Yglesias, another writer for Vox, tweeted:
Trump's going to help the working class by taking away their health care https://t.co/NshrpSVycg— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) November 29, 2016
New York Times op-ed columnist Paul Krugman, who’s latest loony conspiracy theory accuses FBI director James Comey of colluding with Republicans to swing the election, also asserted Price’s healthcare plan would be bad for the working class.
Millions of working-class Trump voters are about to discover what they did to themselves https://t.co/kxf1Jc1g0V— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) November 29, 2016
Huffington Post reporter Daniel Marans wrote a whole story about Price avoiding a HuffPo reporter hounding him on camera:
HuffPo’s Senior Political Reporter Amanda Terkel continued the online publication’s smearing of Price, this time, claiming he would be “really bad” for the LGBTQ community.
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In addition, several journalists tweeted New York Magazine writer Jelani Cobb’s mudslinging tweet that is basically hearsay:
Sat next to Trump's HHS pick Tom Price on a flight a few years ago. Seemed decent enough til he said he wasn't sure of Obama's citizenship.— jelani cobb (@jelani9) November 29, 2016