Twitter had a field day with Trump and the GOP’s failed healthcare bill
If you look up the term “schadenfreude” in the dictionary, we’re pretty sure it just lists a whole bunch of tweets mocking President Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and the GOP as a whole for yesterday’s crushing defeat of the AHCA bill.
Before Friday’s aborted vote, the Republicans’ replacement for Obamacare had been pilloried in the press, and had a 17% approval rating, according to CNN. Even lower than the President’s! But despite zero support from House Democrats and not all that much more from their own party, Ryan and Trump were determined to ram it through.
Until they decided not to carry it to term after all.
The GOP canceled the healthcare bill before the House voted.
Seems fitting, as the only birth control their plan covered was pulling out.
— Noah Kinsey (@thenoahkinsey) March 24, 2017
“And then … wait for it … they withdrew the bill!" pic.twitter.com/SYUh7oVIER
— Matt Jacobs (@tarantallegra) March 24, 2017
I'm just a bill, stopped on Capitol Hill, for trying to get millions killed pic.twitter.com/4AD9bWtGug
— Michael, still here (@Home_Halfway) March 24, 2017
Many mocked Trump’s inability to get a deal done.
Ryan: (Trump) did everything he possibly could.
[Flashback to yesterday, Trump pretending to drive a big big truck]Narrator: He hadn't.
— Erin Gloria Ryan (@morninggloria) March 24, 2017
Stalled travel ban. Wire-tap lie revealed. Investigation on Russia ties. Health-care debacle. Trump must be getting really tired of winning.
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) March 24, 2017
Others targeted Paul Ryan.
I don't mean to add insult to injury, Paul Ryan, but Ayn Rand's ghost just called and she's very disappointed in you.
— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) March 24, 2017
no matter how bad ur day is going at least ur not @SpeakerRyan who bricked his life in front of the entire country lmao
— Four Pins (@Four_Pins) March 24, 2017
Some went after the GOP’s typical deluded spin.
These were posted seven hours apart pic.twitter.com/cQdRk26JrJ
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) March 24, 2017
One Senator dropped the mic on his political foes.
Hey Republicans, don't worry, that burn is covered under the Affordable Care Act
— Senator Bob Menendez (@SenatorMenendez) March 24, 2017
Ryan himself suggested that Obamacare is “the law of the land” and that we’re going to be stuck with it “for a while.”
Aw. That’s a shame.
It was a big victory for Democrats, but more than that, it was a victory for the millions of people who won’t lose their coverage under the Republicans’ universally-panned plan.
BREAKING: Republican ineptitude rescues 20 million Americans
— Olly Dom Enterprise (@Chumpstring) March 24, 2017
It’s no wonder some tweeters turned to song and dance to express their glee.
Such a blunder/sometimes it makes me wonder/Why I even bring the thunder https://t.co/RZBrQhHSHN
— JenAshleyWright (@JenAshleyWright) March 24, 2017
— Yasmin Yonis (@YasminYonis) March 24, 2017
You’d think, after spending the better part of Obama’s two terms pledging to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and with complete control of Congress, the Republicans could muster a stronger effort.
Republicans have tried and failed to kill Obamacare for seven years.
Trumpcare died in 17 days.
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) March 24, 2017
But they didn’t. And now, after pulling their doomed healthcare bill before it could be voted down, it will be a while before they try again.
Oh the irony that Donald Trump and Paul Ryan have no Plan B
— Margarita Noriega (@margarita) March 24, 2017