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'Specificity' not expected at Trump's speech to Joint Session of Congress
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
by Martin Barillas
Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer predicted that President Trump will not be specific about a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) when he speaks to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday evening. Speaking to Bret Baier on “Special Report,” Krauthammer said, "I guarantee you he will not be specific at all." He added that the specifics of a replacement for the government medical insurance plan have yet to be worked out. 
In the sort of speech Trump will give, which is “essentially a State of the Union address,” specificity is not to be desired, he said. He predicted that Trump will reiterate the principles of the Republican Party and avoid spending much time on Obamacare. 
Krauthammer said Trump expressed disbelief over the complexity of Obamacare. This means, he said, that Trump understands that Obamacare is the "most complex issue in American politics," and has been since Hillary Clinton drafted so-called "HillaryCare" during her husband’s administration. Even so, Krauthammer admitted that Obamacare is "internally collapsing," thus making it even more difficult to remedy. 

Spero News writer Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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