On today’s edition of ABC’s “This Week,” Rudy Giuliani was asked by George Stephanopoulos, who wants Trump impeached, about Hillary Clinton’s sore loser claim that she would have won the election but for the interference of the FBI director James Comey. It was a nice touch for Stephanopoulos to substitute “interference” for investigation.
In response Giuliani said it was actually ObamaCare. It was ObamaCare and its outrageous premium increases averaging 22% for the benchmark silver plan in 2017, which were announce a week before Election Day.
According to Giuliani, the Campaign put ObamaCare, not the FBI up front in all of Donald Trump’s speeches for the last two or three weeks. And it was ObamaCare that moved votes and enabled Trump to win Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
Here’s a transcript of the exchange:
STEPHANOPOULOS: Sorry, I was going to say we saw Secretary Clinton reported that she believes that she would’ve won the election but for the interference of the FBI director James Comey. Your response to that?
GIULIANI: Well, you know, I actually think it was ObamaCare. Again, who — why you won an election and why you didn’t is a subject of, you know, books that get written 20 years later. And being part of the campaign, we put up front in all of Donald Trump’s speeches for the last two or three weeks not the FBI but ObamaCare. That seems to me to be the thing that moved the votes in — in Michigan, that moved the votes in places where we otherwise — Pennsylvania, Wisconsin. The blue states we were able to turn red and basically haven’t been red since Ronald Reagan. I think ObamaCare was the bigger hit, the fact that those premiums hit on Nov — what was it, November 1, right?
All the more reason for Trump to move quickly to amend or repeal and replace ObamaCare
Which is part of Trump’s Contract With the American Voter — his plan for the first hundred days of his presidency.
For a report on Hillary’s silly assertion see this article by my colleague Kimberly Ross. I agree with Kimberly that it was all about Hillary and the cloud of corruption and scandal that constantly surround the Clintons.