Donald Trump campaigned on promises of shipping all these icky illegal immigrants back to where the came from. Not even a week after Trump’s win, Paul Ryan is having to tell the American people that Trump was full of shit and just lying to get elected.
Speaking to CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union,” the Speaker of the House said that no, Trump has no intention of actually putting together a deportation force like he told his supporters he would.
We are not planning on erecting a deportation force. Donald Trump’s not planning on that,” Ryan said on Sunday.
“I think we should put people’s minds at ease: That is not what our focus is. That is not what we’re focused on. We’re focused on securing the border. We think that’s first and foremost, before we get into any other immigration issue, we’ve got to know who’s coming and going into the country — we’ve got to secure the border,” he added.
Ryan also admitted that Trump is reneging on his vow to repeal Obamacare as well. The president-elect had sworn that he would repeal the healthcare law on his first day in office and replace it with “something better.” Now, not only does he still not have a plan for what that “something better” might actually be, he has also said that he plans to keep much of the Affordable Care Act intact.
Ryan still insists that Obamacare is still a really bad thing, but no, he and his new best buddy Trump don’t plan to follow through on campaign promises.
Obamacare is failing. It must be replaced. We’re going to do that. We’re excited about it … We can fix what is broken in health care without breaking what is working in health care,” Ryan said.
Trump has said that he intends to keep the mandate that insurance companies cannot deny coverage because of pre-existing conditions, as well as the stipulation that young adults can remain on their parents’ policies until age 26.
Ryan said that the GOP has a plan to allow low-income Americans to use tax credits and vouchers to purchase insurance coverage rather than Medicaid. He refused to discuss more in depth details and dodged Tapper’s question about whether this new legislation would continue to provide free birth control, a key feature of the ACA.
Ryan said he would not get into all of the “nitty gritty” details. “I’m not going to get into hypotheticals about legislation that hasn’t even been drafted yet,” he told Tapper.
Watch Paul Ryan admit that Trump lied about a deportation force, here:
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April has studied political science, psychology, and philosophy. Back in the good old days she was a reporter for “old fashioned” print newspapers. In addition to news and politics, she also blogs about service dogs and disability advocacy. As a black woman with a disability, she is fed up with the right-wingers who would prefer that she and others like her didn’t exist.