"Let Obamacare fail, it will be a lot easier. And I think we're probably in that position where we'll just let Obamacare fail. We're not going to own it. I'm not going to own it. I can tell you the Republicans are not going to own it. We'll let Obamacare fail and then the Democrats are going to come to us."
With those words Donald (The Buck Doesn't Stop Here) Trump has shown his true colours once again.
To allow Obamacare to fail means that even more people won't be able to afford the increasing premiums. It means people will suffer, people will die.
But let it be on the Democrats' heads! Let them own it! - that is Trump's political obsession, to hell with the fact that it is his responsibility as President is to preserve, or replace, improve the nation's health care system.
Just so long as Trump (who went to a golf course for two days while Mitch O'Connell was trying to get the votes for TrumpCare in the Senate) doesn't get the blame for it (he hopes) - that's his priority.
Not only is the statement from a President, any President, to allow a nation's health care system to self destruct (for, he hopes, his own political gain) a reprehensible dereliction of duty but it is immoral. You do not sit back, do nothing and let citizens of your nation suffer and die.
Trump supporters did not elect this man to see him stand by and allow health care to die when divisions within his own party, which rules both the House and Senate, fail to come up with a solution.
It does not look like Republicans will get enough votes next week to just repeal ObamaCare so Trump will probably not get his way. But once again he revealed his true character for all to see, and it was ugly (this coming, ironically, from the President who had complained that the House health bill had been "mean").
How many times do Trump followers, so blind in their loyalty to him, have to see the obvious before even they start to realize the truth -
Donald Trump needs you politically but, as a man, he doesn't give a damn about you or your suffering. He couldn't have spelled it out more clearly than in his statement today about letting ObamaCare die.