Trump in 2010: Obama was ‘very smart’ to delay ObamaCare vote until Scott Brown was seated
President Trump said in 2010 that then-President Obama was “very smart” to seat then-newly elected Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) before holding the final votes on ObamaCare.
Trump’s statements have resurfaced because they contrast with the current Republican plan, which aims to pass the GOP tax cuts before Sen.-elect Doug Jones (D-Ala.), who was elected on Tuesday, can be seated.
During a 2010 interview with CNN that the network brought new attention to on Thursday, Trump said Obama “pulled back” on pushing for the vote on health care following the election of Brown — who defeated Democrat Martha Coakley in a Massachusetts special election upset in January 2010.