HEALTHCARE/JOHN MCCAIN/OBAMACARE (ACA): “John McCain campaigned for years to repeal and replace Obamacare — for years, in Arizona. A great state. I love the people of Arizona. But he campaigned, for years, for ‘repeal and replace.’ So did Rob and so did a lot of senators.
When he finally had the chance to do it, he voted against ‘repeal and replace.’ He voted against, at 2 o’clock in the morning. Remember ‘thumbs down’? We said, ‘What the hell happened?’ He said, two hours before, he was voting to repeal and replace. And then he went thumbs down, badly hurting the Republican Party, badly hurting our nation, and hurting many sick people who desperately wanted good, affordable healthcare. We would’ve had it.
This would’ve saved our country over a trillion dollars in entitlements, and we would have ended up making a great healthcare plan, frankly, with the Democrats because they would have had no choice.”
-Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump at Lima Army Tank Plant,” whitehouse.gov, Mar. 20, 2019