After the president slashed $7 billion in subsidies meant to help working-class families afford health insurance, he showed support for Congress’ plan, then revoked it.
ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd and “The View” co-host Meghan McCain analyze President Trump’s response to Sen. John McCain’s fiery speech about nationalism and Trump’s apparent reversal on health care subsidies.
The Dow crossed 23,000 points for the first time in its history just months after hitting a previous record of 22,000 points amid expectations of tax cuts and deregulation under the Trump administration.
President Trump applauded the prospect of a bipartisan short-term deal by Senate leaders to subsidize insurance plans for low-income Americans just days after signing an executive order to halt the payments.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders insisted “the president wasn’t criticizing predecessors but stating a fact.”
After he defended his decision to slash more than $7 billion in subsidies for working-class families, two senators announced a bipartisan agreement to continue supports.
President Trump later walked back the accusation against his predecessors, while a former Obama official told ABC News, “President Trump is unequivocally wrong.”
In his first television interview, the soldier who pleaded guilty to desertion charges after spending five years in Taliban captivity says a fair trial would have been impossible given campaign trail comments made by Donald Trump.
The president answered questions outside the White House on issues from Puerto Rico to the Russia investigations.