Today, American Bridge 21st Century launched a new digital ad highlighting Donald Trump’s comments on the Affordable Care Act to Leslie Stahl in an upcoming 60 Minutes interview. When asked about the upcoming Supreme Court case that may potentially overturn the Affordable Care Act in the middle of a pandemic, stripping millions of Americans of their insurance and ending protections for preexisting conditions, Trump says the quiet part out loud: “I hope they end it. It will be so good if they end it.”
This bombshell comes as Donald Trump and Senate Republicans are rushing through a Supreme Court nominee who would be a sure vote to overturn the ACA amidst a pandemic that has killed more than 220,000 Americans and infected 8.5 million more.
“Donald Trump claims he wants to be ‘the health care president,’ but in reality, no one has done more to undermine care, skyrocket costs, and add uncertainty for working families than Trump,” said American Bridge President Bradley Beychok. “With no sign of the pandemic ending and Trump in court to repeal the ACA, the American people understand what’s at stake in this election. With 8.5 million Americans now having a new pre-existing condition and less than two weeks to go until Election Day, we are going to make sure that voters know in real terms what four more years of Trump and radicalized Supreme Court will transform our country for the worse.”