Written by: Chris Enloe
Professor Jonathan Gruber, who is the chief architect of Obamacare, attempted to blame the law’s failures on President Donald Trump on Sunday.
During a segment on “Fox News Sunday” where host Chris Wallace noted the recent Obamacare premium hikes and the fact that health insurance companies are dropping from the marketplace, Gruber tried to pin Obamacare’s failures on Trump.
Noting that in Iowa all but five counties have only one insurance company — Medica, who said recently they are considering leaving the Iowan marketplace completely — Wallace said that Iowans, like many Americans, are facing a severe shortage of health insurance options thanks to Obamacare.
But according to Gruber, Trump is the man to blame.
“Look, and whose fault is this?” Gruber said. “Before President Trump was elected, there were no counties in America that did not have an insurer.”
Gruber tried to bury his outrageous claim by moving on, but Wallace wasn’t having it.
“Wait, wait, wait, wait,” Wallace interrupted. “Wait, you’re going to blame the problems with Obamacare on President Trump?”