Trump Says Obamacare Has Been Around for 17 Years
President Donald J. Trump has not failed to entertain us in these past two months. Right when I thought his “covfefe” tweet would be the highlight of his 2017 comedy tour, it seems he outdid himself again. This time he cracked a joke about how long Obamacare has been around. He began his address by stating,
For the past 17 years, Obamacare has wreaked havoc on the lives of innocent hardworking Americans.
In case you are wondering what’s wrong with that statement, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) also known as Obamacare has not been around for 17 years. It has been effective since March 23, 2010, which dates back 7 years. Sure it is easy to mistakenly say 17 as opposed to 7, but is it possible that Trump’s teleprompter had a typo? Does Mr. President not listen to what he says?
I guess this is what he means about alternative facts.