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    Default Bernie praises a Trump statement

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-us...-idUSKBN1820QC

    Sanders defends Trump's praise of Australian healthcare system

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders said on Saturday that President Donald Trump was right to call Australia's universal healthcare system better than the U.S. system.
    Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist who ran for the Democratic presidential nomination last year, also said the Senate should use the Australian system as a model while crafting an alternative to Republican healthcare legislation that Trump endorses.
    "President Trump is right. The Australian healthcare system provides healthcare to all of its people at a fraction of the cost than we do," Sanders commented on Twitter.
    The tweet was accompanied by a short video that set out the virtues of Australia's universal healthcare system, saying it guarantees better service to all Australians at about half the cost of U.S. healthcare. The video also noted that Australians can expect to live longer than Americans, on average.
    Sanders' tweet came two days after Trump told Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in New York: "You have better healthcare than we do."
    The president's comment raised eyebrows, coming just after the U.S. House of Representatives had approved a Trump-backed bill that would overturn much of former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law and move the U.S. system further away from universal coverage.

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    Default Re: Bernie praises a Trump statement

    It was a rather pleasant tease of Trump when it was made three and a half months ago.

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    Which is more newsworthy? That Bernie would ratify something Trump said about the system in OZ, or the substance of Trump's remark?

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    As I recall the story and cursorily checked with the link, Trump clarified the next day that he was just being polite and didn't mean any of it. Sanders of course knew that and was just having fun yanking Trump's chain a little.

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    He's not able to lead the Congress with the two vipers having to tolerate him on account of the voters but both of whom would love to get rid of him to get back to business as usual. If they don't repeal Obamacare, the insurgencies will begin.

    Mitch's genius in obstructing Obama was most impressive, but now, along with McCain, Graham et al., well, they all really stink as much as the geriatrics that continue with their stranglehold on the Democratic Party.

    Trump represents an opportunity to be done with all of them, in both parties, but McConnell and Ryan head the list of what's wrong with the federal government right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    McConnell and Ryan head the list of what's wrong with the federal government right now.
    There is nothing more wrong with the Federal Government than the president.
    After that its the blind self-destructive partisanship nurtured by the GOP.
    Then you can start into individuals.

    In short;
    1. The Leadership
    2. The Culture
    3. The People.

    On a happier note, everything else if fine.
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