Axios Reporter: Please Say Trump Will 'Repeal Your Health Care Without a Replacement'

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Axios.com is the liberal "news" website that reported Team Trump would be investigating the media for embarrassing information, sending reporters into conniption fits. Alexi McCammond of Axios certainly sounded like a liberal on the Sunday panel at ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos on the fight over private health insurance. She nudged Chris Christie that voters should be told President Trump "wants to repeal your health care without a replacement."

CHRIS CHRISTIE:  I was in Central Pennsylvania yesterday and walked into a diner to get something to eat, and a woman came up to me...And a woman came up to me yesterday and said to me, governor, please tell the president to tell these Democrats to leave my healthcare alone. Now, you know, this was the only thing she said to me, then she said thank you and she walked away. Unsolicited. That’s -- that part of Pennsylvania is going to be key to what's going to happen in Pennsylvania. And if the president holds that coalition and wins Pennsylvania, this election is over.

ALEXI McCAMMOND: But did you respond and say that the president wants to repeal your health care without a replacement and he doesn’t have a plan?

CHRISTIE: No, I was ordering my omelet. I got to tell you the truth, I wasn’t worried about it at that point. (LAUGHTER)

The problem with that Democrat zinger is the assumption that the voter's a part of Obamacare. The Democrats are proposing the end of all private insurance, which is "repealing your health care" in an entirely different way. McCammond was happy with it, as she retweeted Washington Post political reporter Dave Weigel lauding her for an "excellent response."

This exchange followed Rahm Emanuel slamming the Democrats backing "Medicare for All": 

EMANUEL: Health care is the single issue that Democrats have a 35-point advantage on. President Trump's trying to do everything he can to narrow that down. We have taken a position so far, and the candidates have, through the process -- a few have not -- about -- on basically Medicare for all, which is, we're going to eliminate 150 million people's health care, and we're going to provide health care for people that have just come over the border.

That is an untenable position for the general election. As you know, George, I just biked around Lake Michigan, nearly 1,000 miles, through Michigan and Wisconsin, two really important states. Nobody at a diner ran at me and said, take my health care away. Nobody.

Emanuel later insisted on the usual Democrat politicking, that Trump has supposedly proposed "the largest cut in Medicare ever by a president." Never trust people talking about large cuts in Medicare, including reporters. The spending always goes up.

 

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