President Trump Explains the Infuriating Reason that Obamacare ‘Was Supposed to Explode in 2017’

One of the key issues candidate-Trump ran on was the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), most commonly known as Obamacare.

Since taking office, President Donald J. Trump has jumped into making it a reality, taking meetings regarding some of the issues involved:

And taking to social media to warn the American public about Obamacare’s failings:

Trump has been criticized for saying Obamacare is in a “death spiral,” but he was not the first to say so:

Trump has also repeatedly commented on how Obamacare is “imploding” and how the replacement plan will fix things:

Now the president has revealed why he believes Obamacare was supposed to fail, according to Opposing Views:

“[2017] would be a disaster for Obamacare. That’s the year it was meant to explode because Obama won’t be here. That was when it was supposed to be even worse.”

Opposing Views pointed out that such an “explosion” would have “become a political mess for former Secretary Hillary Clinton, [Obama’s] preferred successor and the nominee who polls had incorrectly predicted would win the 2016 presidential election.”

The assertion that Obamacare was designed to fail is not a new one. Back in September 2016, Dr. Jeffrey I. Barke addressed the issue in an article published by The Hill. Barke wrote the planned failure would have left a mess for Hillary Clinton that she could then have heroically fixed with a new, more government-driven plan, if she had been elected president:

That’s why they rushed to pass ObamaCare with so little debate, and without a single Republican vote. Its authors purposely designed the law so that it would fail. And when it did, they could return to the American people with the promise that even greater government intervention in healthcare could end the ObamaCare nightmare. […]

In the past six months, Democrats have renewed their calls for single-payer, the public option, and a host of other government-driven solutions to health care. […]

Which leads us to Hillary Clinton. If elected president, she will undoubtedly make these dreams a reality. It doesn’t matter whether she has four or eight years in office — those years will see the federal government exert ever more control over America’s health care system, if not take it over completely.

Others have also made this assertion over the years, including Ben Shapiro in 2013 and WikiLeaks in 2016 via a Hillary Clinton email document dump.