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Trump Does It Again - Torches GOP Plan to Hold Children's Health Insurance Program for Ransom and Blame Democrats

Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 12:55:10 pm

Another classic Trump moment today, as he destroys the GOP's plan to accuse Democrats who vote no on the spending bill of not caring about children, because the bill includes a short term extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

On Thursday morning, President Trump torched that strategy with a single tweet, indicating that CHIP should not be attached to the short-term spending bill at all.

The declaration upends 11th-hour negotiations on Capitol Hill that were already teetering on the edge of collapse due both to Democratic opposition and internal Republican divisions.

It's hard to know which is more despicable -- Trump's incompetence at governing, or the Republican Party's attempt to hold a vital children's health insurance program for ransom, and blame Democrats for it.

So I think I'll just go with: "Man, all of these people really suck."