Dem senator jokes: 'Moment of weakness' led me to share photo comparing Trump, Obama

Dem senator jokes: 'Moment of weakness' led me to share photo comparing Trump, Obama
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Sen. Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahySenate Dems ask Trump to disclose financial ties to Saudi Arabia Saudi mystery drives wedge between Trump, GOP Overnight Defense — Presented by The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates — Missing journalist strains US-Saudi ties | Senators push Trump to open investigation | Trump speaks with Saudi officials | New questions over support for Saudi coalition in Yemen MORE (D-Vt.) joked that he had a “moment of weakness” on Twitter Wednesday night after he shared an image comparing photos of President Trump and former President Obama.

“I KNOW I shouldn't have retweeted this.  A moment of weakness…” Leahy tweeted alongside the comparison.
The tweet Leahy shared compared a photo of Obama to Trump with the caption “ObamaCare vs. TrumpCare…you decide.”


Leahy’s tweet comes after Senate Republicans announced Tuesday that the Senate tax bill will include a repeal of the ObamaCare individual mandate.

Experts have predicted repealing the mandate would undermine the stability of ObamaCare. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has said 13 million people would lose health insurance.

The move is likely to make it tougher for moderate Republicans to support the bill.

Senate Republicans have tried on multiple occasions to pass a bill repealing ObamaCare, but have failed each time. Trump has admonished the Senate for failing to pass an ObamaCare repeal bill, and has blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP leaders hesitant to challenge Trump on Saudi Arabia Overnight Health Care — Presented by Purdue Pharma — Trump officials ratchet up fight over drug pricing | McConnell says Republicans could try again on ObamaCare repeal | Dems go on offense against GOP lawsuit Republicans should prepare for Nancy Pelosi to wield the gavel MORE (R-Ky.) for the Senate’s inability to pass the repeal bills.