President Donald Trump began his statement on health care this afternoon by incorrectly saying that Obamacare was passed 17 years ago. “For the past 17 years, Obamacare has wreaked havoc on the lives of innocent, hardworking Americans,” Trump said at the very top of a statement delivered from the White House on Monday. Not counting Trump thanking everyone for being there today, this was the very first sentence of his speech.
Trump just said Obamacare has been around for 17 years, but in his defense, the last six months have felt like 10 years.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) July 24, 2017
2009 to 2017 = best 17 years of my life https://t.co/oX9ZlYOpSq
— Mike Falzone (@MikeFalzone) July 24, 2017
Trump thinks Obamacare is 17 years old. In other words: Old enough to date. pic.twitter.com/qnRWfq04nz
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) July 24, 2017
President Trump, speaking loudly over crying kids, says Obamacare has hurt the country for 17 years. pic.twitter.com/zY3meBisvp
— Andrew Beatty (@AndrewBeatty) July 24, 2017
— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) July 24, 2017
He meant, "For 17 years, syphilis has been wreaking havoc on my cerebral cortex…"
— patriautism (@patriautism) July 24, 2017