3 years in, no sign of Trump's replacement for Obamacare

President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media following a Christmas Eve video teleconference with members of the military at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. As a candidate for the White House, Donald Trump repeatedly promised that he would “immediately” replace President Barack Obama’s health care law with a plan of his own that would provide “insurance for everybody.” Back then, Trump made it sound that his plan — “much less expensive and much better” than the Affordable Care Act — was imminent. And he put drug companies on notice that their pricing power no longer would be “politically protected.” Nearly three years after taking office, Americans still are waiting for Trump’s big reveal. Andrew Harnik/AP

This is in response to the letter "Trump is the best president in U.S. history" (Dec. 19). The majority of voters nationwide did not support President Donald Trump in the 2016 election. Current polls show his approval rating at around 42%.

So on both counts, the letter writer is in the minority.

President Trump followed through on campaign promises by cutting taxes for corporations and wealthy individuals and by gutting environmental laws designed to protect the citizens of this country, laws that include the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. By doing these things he paved the way for businesses, and the economy, to expand.

He declared a national emergency and attempted to take money from the military to build the border wall because Congress would not approve the funds he requested.

The entire U.S. intelligence community supports the fact that Russia was involved in interfering with the 2016 presidential election. On July 6 and 7, 2017, Trump stated that the Russian government may have been linked to the hacking of the Democratic National Committee.

Trump, at last estimate, has made over 15,000 false or misleading claims since he has been in office.

Trump is not the best president ever, not even close. I served in the military for almost 12 years, including time in Vietnam. As an enlisted man, we were taught that you salute the rank, not the person.

My respect is for the Office of the President, not for the man who serves in that office.

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