On Canada’s single payer health care system. Spoken by Trump in 2011 in the video below.
Yes, I know he didn’t commit himself to such a system, but as late as last year he was saying very un-Republican things on health care. Again, see the videos below.
Now look: I have no idea whether he sincerely believed those earlier positions, and I know his actual health care plan seems very confused and pro-free market. But what Republican presidential candidate has ever made statements like this?
And, of course, I imagine he will retreat from these positions as the Republican establishment paints as a big government “socialist.” So, no, I doubt a president Trump would ever deliver on anything substantive on health care.
I showed some of these videos to an American Democratic friend of mine. “Doesn’t Trump get any credit on this issue?,” I asked. But my Democrat friend was indifferent. That opened my eyes somewhat.