Trump Gets Help From Unlikely Source: Bill Clinton

President Clinton’s straight talk about Obamacare helps Trump

Donald Trump is thanking former President Bill Clinton for being “honest” about President Obama’s signature health care law.

Trump referenced the former president’s comments at a rally in Prescott Valley, Arizona. The former president on Monday described the nation’s current health system as “the craziest thing in the world.”

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Trump said in Prescott Valley, Arizona, that the former president “came out and told the truth about Obamacare,” adding that Clinton “absolutely trashed president Obama’s signature legislation.”

Trump has threatened to discuss the former president’s infidelities at his next debate. But on Tuesday, he said of Bill Clinton: “At least he’s honest.”

He’s also joking about how Hillary Clinton must have reacted to the comments. “I’ll bet he went through hell last night. Can you imagine?” he asks, adding: “But you know, honestly, there have been many nights when he’s gone through hell with Hillary.”

So, how did the Trump campaign get this gift from the Hillary Clinton campaign?

Speaking at a Democratic rally in Flint, Michigan, the former president ripped into the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for flooding the health care insurance market and causing premiums to rise for middle-class Americans who do not qualify for subsidies.

“So you’ve got this crazy system where all of a sudden 25 million more people have health care and then the people who are out there busting it, sometimes 60 hours a week, wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half. It’s the craziest thing in the world,” Clinton said.

On Tuesday, he tried to clean up his criticism but the damage has been done.

“Look, the Affordable Health Care Act did a world of good, and the 50-something efforts to repeal it that the Republicans have staged were a terrible mistake,” Clinton said at a rally in Athens, Ohio. “We, for the first time in our history, at least are providing insurance to more than 90% of our people.”

“But there is a group of people — mostly small business owners and employees — who make just a little too much money to qualify for Medicaid expansion or for the tax incentives who can’t get affordable health insurance premiums in a lot of places. And the reason is they’re not in big pools,” Clinton said. “So they have no bargaining power.”

Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.