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News Friday, Mar 24 2017

Spicer Questions: CSPAN Watch Party Edition

Mar 24, 2017

The president has decided to play out an episode of The Apprentice, threatening Members of Congress to vote for a terrible health care plan or be left with an effective law they love to hate. Instead of anyone being “fired,” however, people’s lives hang in the balance.
American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah says “Terrible TV, even worse policy making,” and calls on White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer to answer the following questions:
1. How is it possible that the “new” version of Trumpcare costs more money yet leaves the same whopping 24 million people uninsured and still raises premiums 15 to 20 percent?
2. According to the CBO Report, de-funding Planned Parenthood would cause 15 percent of underserved and low-income women to lose access to care. Why does President Trump want to gut an organization that has reliably provided health care for women, many of whom didn’t have coverage, for decades? And why is the goal to make it harder for women to seek care when we have evidence to show that federally qualified health clinics cannot simply take up the slack if Planned Parenthood were to close its doors?

3. Is President Trump, with his own history of mocking people with disabilities, concerned with Judge Gorsuch’s ruling that would essentially strip disabled students of their right to an education?
4. Yesterday you said “When you use a term like ‘associate,’ and you use all of these subjective terms, there’s a reason that you’re doing it, which is because you don’t have anything concrete. If you do, come back to me and ask, ‘does anyone in the White House,’ ‘is anyone in the transition.'” So we’re back, does anyone in the White House or anyone who worked on the Trump campaign or anyone who worked on the Trump transition coordinate with Russian operatives on the release of hacked emails?
5. Why has President Trump not offered condolences after the murder of Timothy Caughman with a sword on the streets of New York City by a white supremacist?

Published: Mar 24, 2017

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