Donald Trump says the quiet parts loud again:
Trump’s tweets might not have much power over those Republicans, but he’s more focused on winning the Senate anyway. He told the conservative groups that he intends to target Democratic senators from red states who are up for reelection next year. “Trump said he will have football stadium events in states where he won by 10-12 points and he is going to dare people to vote against him,” said a source who was at the meeting.
A White House official said Trump made it clear that “this is the chance to repeal and replace,” but Politico and CNN reported that he also brought up his fallback plan: Let Obamacare fail on its own, blame the Democrats, and push another Republican health-care plan two years from now.
And, needless to say, it’s worse than this — he would actively sabotage the ACA administratively, which would create serious problems, especially in states with strongly anti-ACA governments.
The thing is, not only is this a monstrous tactic, it has no chance of working even in crude political terms. Anything bad that happens to healthcare will hang on the president. It would hang on him even if he wasn’t responsible.