trump on Obamacare

I had assumed I’d stop writing about trump after the election and at least until he takes office in January. . . but he won’t stop being a very odd duck.

Over and over he promised to repeal and replace Obamacare. Now he says he likes some of its main features very much.

Maybe he had been deliberately lying in order to get elected. He is certainly a well practiced liar. Or maybe he had in fact never given a moment’s thought to what Obamacare actually is. He certainly has proven his thoughtlessness many times over. Or maybe he had never before sat down with someone who could explain it to him.

He claims to be the master of the art of the deal. I strongly suspect his ability lies only in the field of finance, where he knows how to con people because he knows so clearly what he wants: profits for himself, loss for everyone else. Methinks that sitting down with someone like Barack Obama, trump realizes immediately he is out of his league. That would mean, of course, that he is likely to change his mind about something after every conversation. Just think what happens after he talks with Putin. . . .

Whatever it is, we can expect a thousand more flip flops before January 20. If that means he is actually learning something and taking matters seriously, I will be pleased.

Let’s see now, in three days since the election, he has castigated the protesters, then praised them. He has switched from calling Obama stupid to saying it is an honor to spend time with him.

Meanwhile, my prayer remains that the seriousness of the challenge before him will — by the grace of God — bring out the best in him. America — and the world! — cannot afford a president like the person we have seen in trump so far. (But his followers may not be happy if he actually becomes a realistic person.)

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About mthayes42

I am a retired pastor, interested in the Bible, cross-cultural ministries, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and the current and past history of western civilization.
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