Trump's John McCain Tweet Resurfaces After "Skinny Repeal" Vote
Many Americans woke up on Friday, July 28, feeling relieved that Republican Senator John McCain voted against the GOP's "skinny repeal" health care plan. If passed, the plan would've left millions without health insurance. However, McCain's nay vote helped solidify yet another GOP failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA, aka Obamacare).
Meanwhile, days before Thursday's overnight "Vote-a-Rama," President Donald Trump took to Twitter to thank McCain for "coming to D.C. for such a vital vote," wrongfully assuming that McCain, who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer, would vote in favor of his benefits-slashing bill that would've also defunded Planned Parenthood.
Twitter is naturally making fun of Trump in light of how things actually panned out.
First, let's have a look at that tweet, which — like many of the president's past Twitter musings — is ironic AF in hindsight.
On Tuesday, July 25, President Donald Trump tagged John McCain on Twitter, writing,
.@SenJohnMcCain-Thank you for coming to D.C. for such a vital vote. Congrats to all Rep. We can now deliver grt healthcare to all Americans!
Aside from a missed opportunity to use '90s internet slang's 'gr8' instead of 'grt' to stay under 140 characters, Donald Trump seemed pretty confident that McCain was on team "grt healthcare."
Thankfully, McCain was not. And Trump's tweet is now a viral gem of irony to cherish.
Seriously, everybody's making fun of him for it.
"This tweet didn't age very well, did it...."
"Like fine wine, this one. Delicious. Simply delicious."
This just in:
THANK YOU, Mr. McCain.
McCain reportedly "thought it was the right thing to do."
It should also be noted that two other Republican senators helped block the "skinny repeal" (aka "Healthcare Freedom Act") that the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated would result in 16 million people losing coverage: Senator Susan Collins and Senator Lisa Murkowski.
Those three no votes saved lives. Plain and simple.
Now, fellow humans who care about the health and wellbeing of other humans, go forth and have a fabulous Friday — preferably with Alanis Morissette's song "Ironic" on repeat.