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Trump is used to being able to strong arm business deals, but what he didn't seem to understand before taking over as President is that there are 535 independent (in theory) people who have the power to tell him whether he can have what he wants or not. If enough of them say "no" then he can complain all he wants, but he's still not going to get it.
This is especially true where I live, Washington state. Obamacare is working well in Washington State and is overwhelmingly supported. We have 4 republican representatives, and for them to attempt to remove Obamacare would be a high risk for them; Obamacare has increased coverage for a few million throughout the state and reduced overall costs. Even Republicans in the state tend to like it, or at least not hate so much they want to get rid of it for some unknown plan.
That's why I always shook my head every time Donald promised his adoring fans that he was going to drain the swamp and run the country like the successful businessman he supposedly is.
I agree. My perception remains he never thought he had a realistic chance to of being elected, so he could say anything he wanted. The plan (if you can call it a plan) was to spend the next four years being in the media spotlight opposing President Hillary Clinton, using is campaign promises as weapons. If not elected, he probably would have post campaign rallies saying BS like:
"I told America during my campaign she was a liar, loser and total corrupted, if I had been elected, my campaign promises would be already be passed into law. Omabacare: GONE!, Wall built: DONE, illegal Immigrants: 100% Deported, Radical Islam terrorists-Killed, but look at Crooked Hillary, she's done absolutely nothing except lie to the American people; a total bitch. She doesn't know how to tell the truth, because she is pathological. She shouldn't be president, the bitch should be in jail, along with Blackie Obama who was really born in a terrorist country somewhere. Trust me, I know, because I know people inside the government, FBI, CIA, and NSA that tell me what is really going on, not what fake media is lying to you about"