President Barack Obama told donors in Los Angeles that he told then-incoming President Donald Trump that he should rename Obamacare and take credit for its successes, instead of repealing it.
During a question and answer session at a fundraiser with Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez, Obama said he didn’t have “pride of authorship” over the Affordable Care Act and would have been happy if Trump kept the program but called it something different.
“I said to the incoming president, ‘Just change the name and claim that you made these wonderful changes and I would be like, “You go,”‘” he said to laughs. “Because I didn’t have pride of authorship, I just wanted people to have health care.”
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