‘Trump’s Going to Get Re-elected, Isn’t He?’ ~ NYT Op/Ed

Voters have reason to worry.

President Trump in June at the launch of his 2020 campaign in Orlando, Fla.
Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times

 

I’m struck at how many people have come up to me recently and said, “Trump’s going to get re-elected, isn’t he?” And in each case, when I drilled down to ask why, I bumped into the Democratic presidential debates in June. I think a lot of Americans were shocked by some of the things they heard there. I was.

I was shocked that so many candidates in the party whose nominee I was planning to support want to get rid of the private health insurance covering some 250 million Americans and have “Medicare for all” instead. I think we should strengthen Obamacare and eventually add a public option.

I was shocked that so many were ready to decriminalize illegal entry into our country. I think people should have to ring the doorbell before they enter my house or my country.

I was shocked at all those hands raised in support of providing comprehensive health coverage to undocumented immigrants. I think promises we’ve made to our fellow Americans should take priority, like to veterans in need of better health care.

One thought on “‘Trump’s Going to Get Re-elected, Isn’t He?’ ~ NYT Op/Ed

  1. Interesting article, I have a comment about the 250 million people, with all the people on Medicare. The 250 million seems high. Anyway a good piece for thought. We are between a rock and an extremely hard place. The need of a public option for all is required, will the private insurance people allow this??? This concept was taken out prior to the legislation being passed. What will change this dynamic.

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