Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

He Says One Thing and Then Does Another

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

He Says One Thing and Then Does Another

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April 29 marked the 100th day of Donald Trump's presidency, a milestone he played down in a tweet (of course) as a "ridiculous standard." A ridiculous standard that he then celebrated with cake aboard Air Force One nonetheless. This has been the defining characteristic of Mr. Trump's presidency: saying one thing, then contradicting himself with his actions.

Take health care: On the campaign trail, candidate Trump promised "insurance for everybody." As president, Mr. Trump - between hours of cable TV and jaunts to Mar-a-Lago - has thrown his weight behind the American Health Care Act, the Republican plan that, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office analysis of the original version of the bill, would increase the number of Americans without health insurance by 24 million within a decade. …

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