Trump Supporters Furious That They Still Have Health Care

Trump supporters. (photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
Trump supporters. (photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

Trump Supporters Furious That They Still Have Health Care

By Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker

30 July 17

 

The article below is satire. Andy Borowitz is an American comedian and New York Times-bestselling author who satirizes the news for his column, “The Borowitz Report.”

ith a fury that could spell political trouble for Republicans in the midterm elections, Trump voters across the country on Friday expressed their outrage and anger that they still have health coverage.

“I went to bed Thursday night and slept like a baby, assuming that when I woke up I would have zero health insurance,” Carol Foyler, a Trump voter, said. “Instead, this nightmare.”

Harland Dorrinson, who voted for Trump “because he promised that he would take my health care away from me on Day 1,” said that he was “very upset” that he will still receive that benefit.

“I woke up this morning, and my family and I could still see a doctor,” he said. “This is a betrayal.”

Many Trump supporters said that congressional Republicans “gave up too soon” in their efforts to deprive ordinary Americans like them of their health care.

“They should not take August off,” Calvin Denoit, a Trump supporter, said. “They should stay in Washington and keep working until I totally lose my coverage.”

For Trump voters like Benoit, the abject disappointment of continuing to have health care raises fears about which other campaign promises might soon be broken.

“Now I don’t know what to believe,” he said. “Are we still going to get to pay billions of dollars in taxes for that wall?”

 

Comments   

+10 # Wise woman 2017-07-30 14:02

Truth be told, there are probably trump folks out there who believe this. They’re the ones who think they’re supporting old sick people forgetting the fact that even if they’re young, they are not immune to illness or catastrophic injury such as a motorcycle or car crash. Well said, Andy.
+13 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2017-07-30 17:49

This is really a good one. Sadly, there are many Teaparty types who really don’t know that Medicare is a government program. They receive Medicare and want “governemnt healthcare” to be shut down because it is “welfare.”

There’s not a lot you can do when people are that stupid. I should say they get what they deserve.

+11 # BobboMax 2017-07-30 22:25

Ref “There’s not a lot you can do when people are that stupid. I should say they get what they deserve.”

Yeah, well, the problem is that I’m getting what they deserve.

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