Chuck Todd Explains Why Contradiction ‘Sometimes Feels Like the Rule’ When Trump Talks About Health Care
TODD: " Good evening. I'm Chuck Todd near Washington. Welcome to "Mtp daily." Folks when there's a hugely important issue like health care it's important everybody knows what the president of the united States wants and where he stands based on what he says. But we've seen so many instances where the president contradicts himself or the White House contradicts him or his allies contradict both, and health care is no exception. In fact, it sometimes feels like the rule. As a consequence, it's taken just 24 hours for this bipartisan deal designed to stabilize the health care markets temporarily to spiral into its own giant chaotic mess. Last week the president cut off payments critical to ObamaCare's health insurance markets. Called them a bayout for insurance companies. Yesterday afternoon he heaped praise on this bipartisan Senate deal to restore them calling it a "Very good solution." At the exact same time the white House was telling us they opposed it. Well, then last night Mr. Trump urged Congress to find a different solution and today he and the White House slammed the Senate deal as, guess what? A bailout for insurance companies."