Trump Says He’s “Being Nice” While Lying About Health Care: A Closer Look


-President Trump has settled on his closing argument
for the midterms — lying about healthcare,
immigration, and a made-up tax cut. For more on this,
it’s time for “A Closer Look.” [ Cheers and applause ] -After a series
of explosive devices was sent to prominent Democrats
and CNN yesterday, President Trump
flew to Wisconsin to campaign for GOP
Senate candidate Leah Vukmir. You could tell Trump
was trying to restrain himself. In fact, throughout the rally, he kept bragging to the crowd
about how nice he was being. -The Democrats
are for higher taxes, more regulation, and more
top-down government control. [ Audience booing ] And by the way, do you see
how nice I’m behaving tonight? This is, like —
Have you ever seen this? We’re all behaving very well. And, hopefully,
we can keep it that way, right? [ Cheering ] We’re gonna keep it that way. Leah’s radical, far-left
opponent is Tammy Baldwin… [ Audience booing ] …who wants a socialist
takeover of healthcare. [ Audience booing ] You know, I’m trying
to say that very nicely. I’m trying to —
[ Laughter ] See, normally I’d scream, “They want
a socialist takeover.” Now I say,
“Wants a socialist takeover.” [ Laughter ] I’m trying to be nice. -Man, low-energy Trump
is so weird. [ Laughter ] It’s like — [ Applause ] It’s like seeing
that neighborhood dog who’s always digging
through everyone’s trash suddenly moping around
with a cone on his head. [ Laughter ] Hey, maybe don’t make it clear that being nice
wasn’t your first choice. You’re like a cannibal
who wants credit for just licking people’s faces. [ Laughter ] “Isn’t it great
that I haven’t taken a bite?” [ Laughter ] You’re an adult.
you don’t get credit for doing something
adults are supposed to do. Someone sent bombs to several
major political figures, and Trump’s acting like a kid
whose parents forced him to wear a suit
for the family Christmas photo. I’m surprised he didn’t
end the rally by turning to Mike Pence
and saying, “I was nice!
Can I have my ice cream now?!” [ Laughter ] Also, listen to Trump — [ Applause ] Listen to Trump’s
impression of himself. It’s almost like
he knows how crazy he is. -See, normally I’d scream, “They want
a socialist takeover!” Now I say,
“Wants a socialist takeover.” -I’ve said it before,
and I’ll say it again — Donald Trump has the best
Donald Trump impression. [ Laughter ] [ Cheers and applause ] “Have you guys —
Have you guys ever noticed that thing
where I’m all, like, crazy?” [ Laughter ] This rally was just
the latest in a series Trump has been doing
to campaign for Republicans in the closing days
before the midterms. Now, if there’s one refrain
you hear more than any other at these rallies,
it’s his false claim that he’s accomplished more
than any president in history. But tellingly,
Republicans are not actually talking about any of those
supposed accomplishments. Just take their signature
piece of legislation, the massive tax cut they gave
to corporations and the wealthy. That tax cut is so unpopular
that rather than campaign on it, Trump is just making up
a completely new tax cut specifically for
the middle class that he claims Republicans
are about to pass. -We are looking at putting in a very major tax cut
for middle-income people. And if we do that,
it’ll be sometime just prior, I would say, to November. We are going to be putting in, and are studying
very deeply right now, round the clock, a major tax cut
for middle-income people. -What was
the timeframe for that? -I would say sometime
around the 1st of November, maybe a little before that. -I’ll give Trump credit
for one thing — he doesn’t overwhelm you
with the details. [ Laughter ] “We’re gonna maybe
do a tax cut pretty soon. Maybe Novemberuary… [ Laughter ] …ish.” So Trump says Republicans
are gonna introduce a major middle-class tax cut
prior to November, which sounds great,
except for the fact that Congress is out of session until after the November 6th
midterm elections. So there
are two possibilities here. Either Trump is lying, or he doesn’t know
how Congress works. And, honestly,
it’s probably both. [ Laughter ] If you’re ever — [ Cheers and applause ] If you’re ever asking yourself, “Is Trump lying
or is he stupid?” The answer is most likely,
“C,” all of the above. [ Laughter ] And yet Trump keeps repeating
this obvious fabrication, hoping voters will hear it
and think Republicans are actually going
to cut their taxes. In fact, here’s an exchange
Trump had with reporters this week where they tried
to explain to him that what he was saying
made no sense. I’m gonna read
the transcript for you. Here it is. “You said that you wanted
tax cuts by November 1st. Congress isn’t even in session.
How is that possible?” “No, we’re going
to be passing — No, no, we’re putting in
a resolution sometime in the next week
or week and a half, two weeks.” “A resolution where?” “We’re going to put in. We’re giving a middle-income
tax reduction of about 10%.” “Are you signing
an executive order for that?” “No, no, no,
I’m going through Congress.” “But Congress isn’t in session,
though. We won’t have time
to do the vote.” “We’ll do the vote later.” “Congress is out.” “We’ll do the vote
after the election.” It’s like
an Abbott and Costello routine where Trump is Abbott
and Costello, and the theater has a gas leak. [ Applause ] That transcript is like
listening to your grandpa talk to the cable guy.
[ Laughter ] “I’m trying
to change the channel.” “Sir, your TV’s not on.” “Yes, it is.” “What channel are you watching?” “The snowy channel.” [ Laughter ] Trump then repeated the same lie at a rally in Texas
later that day, and as he was talking about it,
he tried to ask the Congressman in charge
of tax policy, Kevin Brady, who was in the crowd if what
he was saying was accurate. -We’re gonna putting in a 10% tax cut
for middle-income families. It’s going to be
put in next year. You talk about help with taxes, and so, Kevin,
we’re putting in next week the 10% reduction
in middle-income taxes, right? Next week. -“We’re putting in
next week, right? No?
Why? Oh! Because Congress
is out of session. But why?
Oh, they’re campaigning! For what?
Oh! Congress.” [ Laughter ] “What’s that?” [ Laughter ] But Trump — [ Applause ] Trump isn’t just lying… Trump isn’t just lying
about stuff he hasn’t done. He’s also lying about stuff
he has done, like his attempts
to repeal Obamacare, which protects people
with pre-existing conditions. Remember, this has been
the defining fight of the last decade of politics. Republicans have spent 10 years promising and then trying
to repeal Obamacare. And yet, and perhaps the most
brazen lie of his presidency, Trump tweeted yesterday
and repeated again today the false claim that Republicans will protect
pre-existing conditions. -Quote, “Republicans
will totally protect people with pre-existing conditions. Democrats will not. Vote Republican.” -We will always
protect Americans with pre-existing conditions.
Always. -Dude, you just spent two years
trying to repeal the damn thing. We saw you. You held a party
in the Rose Garden to celebrate. Do you remember? It was you
and the cast of “Cocoon.” [ Laughter ] I mean, look at how many
old, white dudes are there. [ Applause ] All they need
is an acoustic guitar and that press conference
could’ve doubled as a Viagra commercial. [ Laughter ] And not only did the GOP try
repeatedly to repeal Obamacare, the administration
is currently backing a lawsuit that seeks to overturn Obamacare
and its protections for people
with pre-existing conditions. And yet, in spite of this,
Trump and GOP candidates across the country have been
lying through their teeth, claiming that they will maintain
those protections. -We can protect
pre-existing conditions, and you need to understand, everyone agrees we’re gonna
protect pre-existing conditions. -We can protect people
with pre-existing conditions in the state without protecting
the failure that is Obamacare. -I am passionate
about protecting people with pre-existing conditions
and forcing insurance companies to provide them
health insurance. -I support
forcing insurance companies to cover all
pre-existing conditions. -We support
taking care of people with pre-existing conditions. I’ve said it before,
I’ll say it again — I’ll fall in front of a truck
before I let people go without coverage
for pre-existing conditions. -Oh, well, lucky for you,
falling in front of a truck is covered under Obamacare. [ Laughter ] [ Cheers and applause ] So, in the closing days
of the campaign, Trump and the GOP
are lying brazenly about healthcare
and a made-up tax cut. And if all that fails,
Trump’s fallback plan is to scare the crap
out of people by lying about immigration. In fact, we’re seeing that
all over this country. Republicans are fear-mongering
about immigration, appealing to racial paranoia,
and, in some cases, running explicitly
racist campaigns against their
Democratic opponents, which is why it was so cathartic
to watch this amazing exchange yesterday from Florida’s
gubernatorial debate between Democrat Andrew Gillum
and Republican Ron DeSantis. -Mr. DeSantis has spoken. Hey, first of all,
he’s got Neo-Nazis helping him out in this state. He has spoken
at racist conferences. He’s accepted a contribution
and would not return it from someone
who referred to the former President
of the United States as a Muslim n—–. When asked to return that money,
he said no. He’s using that money
to now fund negative ads. Now, I’m not calling
Mr. DeSantis a racist. I’m simply saying the racists
believe he’s a racist. [ Laughter ] -If I may appropriate some
black culture for just a moment. Oh, snap. [ Laughter and applause ] I really… [ Applause ] I really hope Republicans
are right about healthcare, because after a hit like that, that dude’s gonna have
a pre-existing condition. [ Laughter ] That debate should have gone
by “Mortal Kombat” rules. -I’m simply saying the racists
believe he’s a racist. -Finish him! [ Laughter ] -Seriously. Look at that guy’s face. [ Cheers and applause ] Anytime someone makes that face, it should be accompanied
by this sound. [ Pac-Man dying sound ] Think about what it says
that, after two years in power, all Republicans can do
is lie about healthcare, make up a fictional tax cut, and try to terrify people about
a group of vulnerable migrants slowly walking
toward the border. They’ve had two years to govern
and nothing to show for it. I’d say a lot worse
than that but… -I’m trying to be nice. -This has been
“A Closer Look.” [ Cheers and applause ]

50 Replies to “Trump Says He’s “Being Nice” While Lying About Health Care: A Closer Look”

  1. Gotta love the GOP talking point that they'll "protect people with pre-existing conditions" but cleverly leave out that they'll allow insurance companies to raise rates on these patients. Omission is the key to making lies sound palatable.

  2. Here’s the problem: You are being funny and

    Problem: You are speaking intelligently to intelligent listeners, but the lemmings are neither intelligent or listening.

  3. The only time Seth Meyers made me laugh is when he cried after the election 🙂 I hear he still cries through the commercial breaks.

  4. "Oh, well lucky for you falling in front of a truck is covered by Obamacare." …and if your stumping for Trump you're going to need it because you'll get thrown under the bus soon.

  5. I'm glad this idiot recognizes that Trump's Trump impression is the best, because his sucks. Like the rest of his act. Or show or whatever, I don't even know what this asshole does.

  6. Yes, Trump. We Americans (and medical professionals) want universal health care, you moron. We think we (and all our grandparents and children) have a RIGHT to it. omg.

  7. Tammy Baldwin isn't a radical far left, she is a military veterans, which the Orange one just pissed all over by not honoring the vets on the WW1 site in france because he wanted to play golf instead.

  8. What a goofball! He has accomplished a lot. He is the best at bringing crooks in. And firing those low life crooks when they are not disgusting enough to meet his needs. To stay with trump:
    You must bow down.
    You must have a history of stealing.
    You must be 100% disgusting.
    You must have cheated on your spouse.
    You must be a serial lier.
    You must kiss his butt on a daily basis.
    You must be bad at golf, so he always wins.
    You must be ignorant of everything.
    You must like abusing children.
    Way too many more to list.
    trump is a maggot.

  9. Socializing healthcare and raising taxes to pay for it? I highly doubt the increase will even approach the thousand dollars a month I already pay for health insurance. Health insurance corporations are some of the most amoral entities we have in modern America aside from the highly paid version of lobbyists and Fox News. We've tried paying corporations simply to exist while holding up our hands and praying to god they'll act like halfway decent human beings for more than 30 years now, If I'm being honest, I voted for some of those measures. I freely admit it's time to try something new.

    And no, despite hannity/satan's blather, modern national healthcare plans (even single-payer systems) are not the same as the 1970s flubs.

  10. Talk about being nice on high tax on your income tax middle class keep supporting him see how worse he gets you think hes bad now wait till he get the 5.7 billion on that fake wall sound like fake news 😂😂😂😂😂

  11. How the hell could that idiot become president? America remindes me of Germany in the 30s. They had an idiot like him to

  12. What we Don't see in that 1 clip is that Drumpf has his hand up her backside and working her like a dummy ! Why else would she spew his lies for him ??!

  13. All of the Drumpf supporters got a pre-existing condition ! It's called a Severe case of Brainwashed Stupidity. Or the Mindless Sheep syndrome. The cure for that is called Impeachment and if that fails the 2020 Presidential Elections !! Please cure Yourself of this Horrible affliction ASAP America !!!

  14. Hate the republican applause line “we’ll lower taxes” just don’t ask them how they want to pay for things after cutting those taxes

  15. It says something about Trump when the background song to his "middle class tax cut" non-explanation is the Rolling Stones' "Let's Spend The Night Together." Buy us dinner and we'll sleep with you? No thanks!

  16. Funny, wasn't the first tax cuts for the middle class?? NOW this fck claims we're doing tax cuts for the middle class (now that me and my uber rich friends & corporations got ours first!!). Ok so where is this tax cut he was talking about LAST FCKIN YEAR?! We're witnessing the largest cult the world has ever seen

  17. He is nothing but an ignorant scam artist.. He is so pathetic… It's obvious.. How can anyone believe him… He takes advantage of people and they let him as he is laughing in their faces

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