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Schumer: Trump Has 'No Understanding' of Healthcare Deal

Schumer: Trump Has 'No Understanding' of Healthcare Deal
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By    |   Wednesday, 18 October 2017 12:12 PM

President Donald Trump has "no understanding" of a bipartisan healthcare deal that two senators, a Republican and a Democrat, put together, said Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., according to the Washington Examiner.

"Frankly, the president doesn't know what he's talking about," Schumer said on the Senate floor Wednesday.

Trump said he could not support the deal because it bailed out insurance companies in a Wednesday tweet.

The deal struck by Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., does not send money to insurance companies, Schumer said.

"The president ought to know what he's talking about when he tweets about bills because on this one, he had no understanding of what it's about. This helps people, millions of people," the New York senator said, according to the Examiner.

Trump does not consistently support policy items, Schumer said. "He's totally inconsistent. For it one day, against it the next day. You cannot govern a country. You cannot keep America great if you don't know what's in the bills and don't have a consistent policy about them. But he keeps zigging and zagging.

"Our only hope is maybe tomorrow he'll be for this again," he added.

The Alexander-Murray deal drew praise from Schumer. "Like all good negotiations, both sides gave some, both sides got some … that's what a good fair compromise looks like," he said.

The senator has been a frequent Trump critic. On Saturday, he said that Trump was failing to lead and throwing "destructive bones" to his base supporters.

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