Bill Maher: Trump's health care plan 'was always bait and switch'
The 'Real Time' host slammed Trump's health care plan after Republicans failed to push through votes.
“The Trump approach to health care was never going to be repeal and replace, it was always bait and switch,” Bill Maher said on HBO’s Real Time Friday night.
Earlier in the day, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan pulled the GOP-dubbed American Health Care Act and proclaimed the nation will be “living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future.” But, according to Maher, this plan has always been indicative of “the con man’s approach to everything.”
“Did I say health insurance for all? I meant access to insurance,” the personality said in mocking Trump’s promises. “Did I say Mexico would pay for the beautiful wall that keeps drug dealers out and locks the freshness in? I meant Mexico would pay us back.”
As quoted by The Washington Post, Trump claimed, “We’re going to have insurance for everybody…much less expensive and much better.” Maher added, “But when we saw the bill it was a giant tax cut for the rich paid by kicking 24 million people off their health insurance. What a truly novel approach to making health care less expensive: saving money by not giving people health care. It’s like saving money on your kids’ education by letting them stay home and watch Judge Judy.”
Maher further slammed Trump supporters, saying they “didn’t elect the next Reagan,” but instead “elected every cheap huckster who you should’ve known was full of s— because he was always promising the moon. Everything is always ‘foolproof’ and ‘100 percent.'” The host likened Trump to Kurt Russell’s used car salesman in the 1980 film Used Cars. “No sense crying over spilt snake oil,” he joked.
Watch Maher’s takedown of Trump’s health care plan in the clip above.
Real Time With Bill Maher