When one thinks of the United Nations, one can imagine the leaders and ambassadors of the world gathering to discuss what is happening on a global scale. This particular UN meeting was slightly different.
Despite former President Obama retiring from the White House and moving on with his life as a private citizen, he decided to make an appearance at the UN, according to CNN. During his time there, he managed to completely undermine President Trump and speak at an event as if he still were in the Oval Office. All other presidents have stayed away and let the new representative of the country speak without detraction. After all, his two terms are up, right? So what makes Obama an exception?
Liberal media outlet CNN even noted that Obama spoke “In a speech and question-and-answer session that closely resembled the types of appearances he favored as president.” The language suggests that he is, at least to some degree, thinks he’s still President.
The former President had a chance to speak at Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Goalkeepers” event. He managed never directly to call out President Trump or Republicans by name, but the words that he used said it all.
Obama described the efforts to repeal and replace ObamaCare as “aggravating,” despite the fact that it is a failing system that people no longer want. He proudly touted that people were alive today thanks to the Affordable Care Act.
He failed to mention the people who saw a tripling — if not more — of their coverage premiums. He never once apologized to the minimum wage workers, that he swore he wanted to protect, who lost their coverage and ended up paying a deductible that consisted of all of their tax money, or close to it.
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) have been working to push a repeal of the Affordable Care Act. President Trump has already agreed on numerous occasions that he would sign it, but it has yet to come to fruition.
“Now, the legislation that we passed was full of things that still need to be fixed. It wasn’t perfect, but it was better,” said Obama.
Obama went on to clarify, “So when I see people trying to undo that hard-won progress for the 50th or 60th time, with bills that would raise costs or reduce coverage or roll back protections … It is aggravating. And all of this being done without any demonstrable economic or actuarial or plain common-sense rationale, it frustrates.”
It may be hard for him to understand, but the American people have spoken. ObamaCare has done more harm than good; there is no doubt about that. It is time for a change.
Since President Trump’s election, the Left–and specifically Barack Obama’s operatives–have attempted to undermine his presidency. Is the Left trying to derail the Trump agenda?
Obama then stated that he was frustrated with the fact that he had to gather people every couple of months to keep “leaders” from inflicting “real human suffering.” Even without saying names, it is crystal clear what he is getting at here.
The previous attempt to repeal and replace ObamaCare occurred when Republican Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) joined the Democrats and voted against the bill that would end ObamaCare once and for all. In doing so, they turned their back on the wishes of their constituents — Americans who voted for President Trump and his promise for repeal.