A dark horse Democratic candidate for governor in New Jersey has issued a challenge to Republican President Donald Trump.
Lisa McCormick posted on her Twitter account, at https://twitter.com/LisaMcCormickNJ, this message to Trump: “You want to be seen as a legitimate president, @POTUS @realDonaldTrump? Start acting like one: Repeal ACA, replace with #MedicareForAll.”
She said the idea came from a VoteVets commercial that told Trump to start acting like a legitimate president. The spot was broadcast during MSNBC’s Morning Joe and Saturday Night Live, and it features a voice-over that says: “President Trump, I hear you watch the morning shows. Here’s what I do every morning. Look, you lost the popular vote, you’re having trouble drawing a crowd and your approval rating keeps sinking. But kicking thousands of my fellow veterans off their health insurance by killing the Affordable Care Act, and banning Muslims, won’t help. That’s not the America I sacrificed for. You want to be a legitimate president, sir? Then act like one.”
“Instead of telling President Trump what he should not do, I figure he needs some guidance on common sense ideas that might bring the nation together,” said McCormick. “Republicans are committed to repealing Obamacare, but they have no idea what to do about the millions of Americans who would die without a national health policy so offering the best solution might be a smart place to start.”
“If we imagine he is always going to disappoint us, we are setting ourselves up but by telling him what to do progressive Americans can help President Trump save face,” said McCormick. “If the majority of Republicans in Congress do not want to go along with him, the White House will do what it takes to bring them in line but I would rather have a loose cannon pointed at my adversaries than me. Republicans promised to repeal Obamacare and Democrats could agree to that if they replace with Medicare For All.”
McCormick said she will be tweeting new messages urging President Trump to fulfill over promises, such as imposing term limits on Congress and investing in America to create better jobs.
She said that no degree of cooperation will excuse the dishonest and repugnant remarks made by this president, but McCormick said leaders have obligations to make effective policies despite such challenges as having to work with immature and ignorant political rivals.
“I won’t compromise on principle, so I am urging Senators to refuse to confirm any Supreme Court nominee other than Merrick Garland, but I would be eager to see smart policies implemented to move America forward,” said McCormick. “If Republicans repeal Obamacare, Americans should demand Medicare For All. When life gives us lemons, we make lemonade.”
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