Senate Republicans released their version of a healthcare bill to much criticism from the left, and even some pushback from fellow Republicans, whose support Mitch McConnell needs to get the bill passed. On Monday’s Late Night, Seth Meyers took a “closer look” at the contents of the bill that would leave 22 million Americans off healthcare.
“The bill cuts taxes on the wealthy and pays for it by gutting Medicaid, which provides health care to low-income people, seniors and the disabled,” Meyers explained.
“The only way this bill could be more cartoonishly evil is if it mandated tying damsels in distress to railroad tracks.”
Trump called the House’s version of the bill “mean,” but his staff denied he thought so. However, when President Obama called it “mean” in a speech last week, the president had to double down.
“Well he actually used my term, ‘mean.’ That was my term,” Trump claimed in a Fox News interview. “And I speak from the heart, that’s what I want to see. I want to see a bill with heart.”
“You dummy! You’re not supposed to admit to that,” Meyers exclaimed. “Obama trolled you. You’re so easy! If Obama came out tomorrow and said, ‘You know, we should kill poor people and use their blood to lubricate our golf carts,’ you’d be screaming, ‘My idea! I totally thought of that first. He stole that from me, that was my idea.’”