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Daily Trump Tracker: George W. Bush weighs in

The President acknowledges that healthcare is ‘complicated,’ while a former POTUS chimes in. We gather the news you need from another day in the Trump presidency


 
President Donald Trump meets with health insurance company CEOs, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Donald Trump meets with health insurance company CEOs, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

A military boost

In early federal budget blueprints released Monday afternoon, President Trump is putting money behind his pledge to build up the U.S. military by way of an extra $54 billion put towards defence spending. But the military’s gain would also be a loss for the Environmental Protection Agency and State Department, which would be among many agencies seeing cuts in the tens of millions to avoid Trump running up a bigger deficit.

Where Dubya and The Donald differ

Donald Trump may claim the media are the enemy, but former president George W. Bush had a different opinion in an interview Monday with the Today show, calling the fourth estate “indispensable to democracy.” Bush also didn’t appear very supportive of Trump’s travel ban: “I am for an immigration policy that’s welcoming and upholds the law.”

A healthy dose of skepticism

Trump once floated the idea of repealing and replacing Obamacare within the hour after his inauguration last month. Perhaps reality set in on Monday, with Trump admitting: “Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.” Though he did say he has some solutions—without any specifics yet.

Relax on Russia

U.S. House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes said he has no evidence that would suggest Trump’s campaign team had any contact over the phone with Russian intelligence during the election campaign, adding that’s not to say such evidence doesn’t exist. He said there’s no need to appoint a special prosecutor to look into the matter, as his major concern at the moment is those leaking information that undermines the presidency.


 

Daily Trump Tracker: George W. Bush weighs in

  1. so what does ‘illegal’ immigrant mean to geoerge bush…or is the term not ‘lawful’ enough…at least a former president, especially a warmonger like Bush should stand behind his president elect…or is he hoping to cause more disagreement…in the end the only thing everyone should agree on is that the president has not been given the ‘lawful’ chance to rule in america…he has met only rebellion, even from past presidents….time for a King, or a Prince to rule…American is doing away with Presidents, and elections….? Obviously a four year waste of time and completely meaningless in America…as this ‘revolution’ continues…lawlesslessly…it will only make the immigrant more ‘legal’ than ever…might as well rip up the flag and start over with whoever you have living in the place…’lawlessness’ ‘revolutions’ make everything legal…it is good for america to change its name now…maybe to…we will all rule our own selves…or …a black and white stiped flag with the words..who cares…we are done..written on it…Bush to join in this lawless behavior of not respecting President can only also be blamed for the ineffectuality since January having to war against ones own people in a democracy, after being legally elected…and Bush contributing against Trump to incite hatred is surely a crime against law and order and the democratic process..

    • ….time for a King, or a Prince to rule…

      Yeah. That right there is the problem. Trump wants absolute power – and people like you seem more than happy to give it to him.

      Why would anyone living in a democracy want to throw it away and bow down to a dictator? It genuinely baffles me… yet so many Trumpanzees seem to want just that.