Donald Trump has blasted Obamacare ahead of a major Congress vote on Thursday
Ahead of a major vote in the House of Representatives on the future of Obamacare set for Thursday, the President told supporters he plans to reduce the cost of prescription medication, which was met with huge applause from the Louisville crowd.
He said: “We're going to have a great competitive bidding process. Medicine prices will be coming way down.
On the seventh anniversary of Obamacare’s very painful passage, this is a long-awaited chance to finally get rid of Obamacare
“We're trying to add it to this bill and if we can't, we'll have it right after.”
The President reiterated his promise to “repeal and replace the disaster known as Obamacare”, adding that successfully replacing the healthcare system would result in a “huge tax cut” for the American people.
Thousands came to Louisville to hear the President speak
Describing Thursday’s vote as “crucial”, Trump said: “On the seventh anniversary of Obamacare’s very painful passage, this is a long-awaited chance to finally get rid of Obamacare.”
He said: “We’re going to be working very closely with our leader, Mitch McConnell [the Kentucky Senator], to get that job done.”
Trump slated the Democrats for their role in the development of Obamacare care, claiming they “forced through a 2,700-page healthcare bill that no one read and no one understood.”
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He added: “By the way, today it’s thousands of pages more – it’s not even understandable.
“They ignored the public, they ignored the voters, and they jammed a massive, failed healthcare takeover right through Congress.
“It’s time for Democrat leaders in Washington to take responsibility for the disaster they and they alone created.”
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The news comes as the FBI confirmed Trump’s administration and people associated with it are under investigation after Russian hacking in the run-up to the US election last November.
Speaking to the Intelligence Committee at the Us House of Representatives on Monday, FBI director James Comey said: “I have been authorised by the Department of Justice (DoJ) to confirm the FBI is investigating Russian government efforts to interfere in 2016 presidential election and investigating any links between individuals in the Trump campaign and ties to the Russian Government.”