Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, complained that Democrats who wanted to keep Obamacare were jeering from the “cheap seats” after opponents of the Trumpcare bill warned people’s lives are at risk if the Obamacare repeal is signed into law.
Raw Story reported Fox & Friends host Clayton Morris on Sunday told Conway that “a lot of the folks on the left” are saying that the Republican bill “is now going to kill people.”
“It’s a hard message to be up against,” Morris noted. “To play defense against that kind of messaging, what’s the plan?”
Naturally, the Trump counselor started by calling those that oppose the bill liars, rather than address any actual concerns of opponents of the devastating bill.
Conway said criticism of the GOP bill is “an outrageous and untrue message.”
“Look, it’s easier to jeer from the cheap seats than come up with a message of your own and be honest about the facts,” Conway stated. “How did we get here? Why have so many Americans asked for Obamacare to be repealed and replaced? It’s because you have premiums that have increased by 40 percent on average.”
Her figure contradicts a report by CNN which says they only increased 22%, still a big increase, but only about half what Conway claimed. The premiums are still lower than what many pay through employer sponsored health care.
Conway does not mention the fact that under Trumpcare, premiums will increase for poor and elderly. The plan is also expected to leave 52 million Americans without health insurance, which could lead to massive problems for Americans.
“You know, saying people are going to die — and the enablers in the mainstream media not calling out those breathless, heartless predictions, and going right on to prognostication for 2018,” she added. “Why in the world are we talking about who is going to win in 2018 when the duty of the mainstream media, of ‘news reporters’ is to tell you what’s actually in the bill, not to allow others to scare.”
Check out the video of the interview below:
(Article By Jeremiah Jones)