Schumer flubs Dems’ ObamaCare protest slogan

Schumer flubs Dems’ ObamaCare protest slogan
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Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerWhite House officials, Democrats spar over legality, substance of executive orders Schumer declines to say whether Trump executive orders are legal: They don't 'do the job' Schumer: Idea that 0 unemployment benefit keeps workers away from jobs 'belittles the American people' MORE (D-N.Y.) tweeted the wrong slogan Monday evening, while promoting his party’s protest against repealing ObamaCare.

The tweet was quickly deleted and replaced, but not before Independent Journal Review reporter Joe Perticone snagged a screenshot. 

“Now deleted,” Perticone tweeted of Schumer’s gaffe. "Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerWhite House officials, Democrats spar over legality, substance of executive orders Schumer declines to say whether Trump executive orders are legal: They don't 'do the job' Schumer: Idea that 0 unemployment benefit keeps workers away from jobs 'belittles the American people' MORE accidentally tweeted ‘Don’t Make America Great Again.’”

Schumer's office quickly posted a tweet containing the corrected slogan -- Don't #MakeAmericaSickAgain. Democrats are planning a night-long talkathon Monday to protest Republicans’ push to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). They plan to use SnapChat and Facebook Live to boost their message. 

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“Starting tonight, @SenateDems are on Snapchat,” he tweeted. "Add to hear more on our fight to protect healthcare & tell GOP: Don’t #MakeAmericaSickAgain.’”

President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump suggests some states may 'pay nothing' as part of unemployment plan Trump denies White House asked about adding him to Mount Rushmore Trump, US face pivotal UN vote on Iran MORE, who has vowed to repeal ObamaCare at the start of his term, used the phrase “Make America Great Again” as his campaign slogan.

Schumer used the “Make America Sick Again” quip while detailing Democrats’ protest against Republicans earlier Monday.

“Tonight, we are taking to the floor and social media to denounce this plan and warn the American people that the Democrats will be fighting tooth and nail against this potentially catastrophic move,” he said. "Right now the GOP’s plan would put the insurance companies back in the driver’s seat and create chaos.”

“[Democrats] cannot allow Republicans to make America sick again by repealing the ACA without a replacement plan that will ensure millions of Americans are not kicked off their insurance.”

President Obama urged Democrats to fight Republican efforts to repeal his signature healthcare law during a rare trip to Capitol Hill last week.

The Senate is expected to vote this week on a budget resolution that will pave the way for repealing the 2010 legislation, with Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulTrump-backed Hagerty wins Tennessee GOP Senate primary Senators introduce bill to block Trump armed drone sale measure The Hill's Campaign Report: Trump's visit to battleground Ohio overshadowed by coronavirus MORE (Ky.) the only GOP senator who has pledged to vote against it.

A growing number of Republicans have voiced concern about repealing ObamaCare without a replacement, however. 

Democrats have warned that if the GOP moves ahead with a party-line repeal vote, they will be responsible for any backlash created by potentially roiling the insurance market.