Former President Barack Obama said at a private event last night that ObamaCare is more popular than Donald Trump, jabbing at his successor for trying to repeal his signature legislation.
Paraphrasing Obama, an attendee reportedly said the former president told the New York crowd that “The Affordable Care Act has never been more popular — and it’s more popular than the current president.”
Trump has had historically low approval ratings, with a recent CNN poll showing that after about 100 days in office, just 44 percent approve of Trump’s work as president. The same survey showed that 47 percent of Americans like ObamaCare.
Obama also predicted Thursday that it will be challenging for Trump and fellow Republicans to make any sweeping changes to a law that now provides health insurance for so many people, as he remarked how difficult it was for him to get Obamacare enacted into law in 2009.
While many Republicans have publicly said they don’t like the healthcare law, Obama said according to the person in the room, they are now confronting the fact that many of their most vulnerable constituents have benefited from it.