Former President Barack Obama told donors Thursday night at a fundraiser in Los Angeles that he gave Trump some advice about Obamacare: just change the name and take the credit.
“I said to the incoming president, ‘Just change the name and claim that you made these wonderful changes,’ and I would be like, ‘You go,'” the former president reportedly said. “Because I didn’t have pride of authorship, I just wanted people to have health care.”
Trump made repealing and replacing Obamacare a key part of his successful bid for the presidency in 2016, but he has, thus far, been unable to materialize that goal.
House Republicans were able to pass a bill — the American Health Care Act — in May 2017, after a few months of rocky negotiations that nearly stopped the effort in its track.