Trump Creates New Thing to Break

Donald Trump has just sealed the deal — a big, beautiful deal I’m sure — on the future of health care in America. Specifically, he has made a solemn promise to veto the single payer health care bill Bernie Sanders is proposing. That’s Trumpspeak for “Some form of quasi-single payer health care will be signed into law during my presidency.”

In two Trumperrific tweets, Your Hero bravely stands up to protect you from something that doesn’t exist yet, by doing something he’ll never be asked to do.

Bernie Sanders is pushing hard for a single payer healthcare plan — a curse on the U.S. & its people…. I told Republicans to approve healthcare fast or this would happen. But don’t worry, I will veto because I love our country & its people.

So what he’s saying, in effect, is that he warned Republicans to rename and re-certify ObamaCare as a GOP-owned disaster, or else Democrats would start pushing for the inevitable and natural next step, full-blown socialized medicine. There is no reasoning apparent here at all. In any case, Trump goes on to promise to veto Sanders’ bill, which has absolutely zero chance of ever making it to his desk. In other words, he is demanding that his hordes worship him for doing something that Republican senators will actually be doing, namely preventing Sanders’ bill from becoming law.

Needless to say, the cult laps up this kind of claptrap from Trump daily. You can just see them all now, praising their lucky stars for Trump the Unvanquished, who has personally promised to stand as their lone bulwark against single payer health care. 

Sorry, knuckleheads, that bulwark would be Mitch McConnell and his GOP establishment lackeys — of whom Donald Trump happens to be merely the most famous, if least potty-trained.

What, then, is the real takeaway from Trump’s tweets. Just this: he has officially made the prevention of any kind of single payer health care a major personal promise. And promises, as anyone outside the cult has clearly seen by now, are things Donald Trump makes purely for the pleasure of exerting his executive authority by breaking them.

So get ready for the gradual shift even further toward socialized medicine in America. I’ve been predicting that this would be the result of electing the first U.S. president ever to express his preference for single payer health care during his presidential campaign. (Even Obama knew better than that.) But now my prediction has been all but carved in stone. Trump has promised

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