- President Donald Trump appeared at ABC News Town Hall on Tuesday night, in which he faced questions from many voters.
- At one point, Trump began talking under odd circumstances with Alicia Blake, an assistant professor in Philadelphia, who was asking a question about Obamacare.
- When he did, he immediately shut it down, saying: “Please stop and let me finish my question, sir.”
- Trump was also confronted at the town hall on Tuesday night over reactions to the coronovirus epidemic, racial-justice protests, immigration, and more.
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A voter shut down President Donald Trump when he began intercepting him during ABC News Town Hall on Tuesday night.
ABC News identified the voter as Alessia Blake, an assistant professor in Philadelphia, who voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.
At the town hall, Blake said she was born with a disease called sarcoidosis and began to ask if Trump would ensure that she would remain covered by health insurance as she is under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamamare. Is known.
He said: “Embarrassing situations must be overcome, which Obamacar removed without any reason.”
“No,” Trump said.
“Please stop and let me finish my question, sir,” Blake answered.
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Blake continued: “That I should be removed within a period of 36- to 72 hours without my medication, I will die. And I want to know what it is that you will do to assure that like me People who work hard., We were gonna do everything, we can get insurance.
“It is not my fault that I was born with the disease. It is not my fault that I am a black woman and in the medical community I am least taken and not taken seriously. I want to know What are you going to do about it. ”
The President replied: “So first of all, you are taken seriously. I hope you are. And we are not going to hurt anything to do with preexisting conditions. We are not going to hurt preexisting conditions. Have been. And, indeed, the exact opposite. ”
Trump said he was working to get Obamacare to work with his own unspecified health plan and for those who were in odd circumstances.
ABC News host George Stephanopoulos, who was operating the town hall, called the president out, saying that his administration was trying to eliminate Obamacare, yet did not come up with a viable alternative that would be the law. Under will protect people with conditions that protect them.
Obamacare was the first US government program to ensure that people with preexisting medical conditions could obtain health insurance and pay the same standard premium as healthy people.
The Trump administration is challenging Obamacare in the courts. In June, it asked the Supreme Court to invalidate the plan.
The Republican Party has tried to pass its own health-insurance program through Congress but has failed.
The Trump administration has also offered alternative plans for Obamaker, but one of those major options does not cover preeexisting conditions.
Last month, Trump said he could initiate an executive action to ensure that health-insurance companies covered the current conditions, falsely claiming that “it has never been done before.”
At Tuesday night’s town hall, Trump also clashed over his response to the coronovirus epidemic, racial-justice protests, immigration, and more.
Fox News host Laura Ingraham, a staunch supporter of the president, later tweeted that the forum and questions were one “Total setup. “