LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — WDRB Information received an unique interview Monday night time with President Donald Trump forward of his rally at Freedom Corridor in Louisville.
It was just some minutes in President Trump’s busy night time, however he was clearly anxious to get outdoors the Washington bubble and speak about Kentucky points.
Within the interview, he touched on why he is specializing in Kentucky, Senator Rand Paul’s opposition to his healthcare invoice, the criticism that the repeal of Obamacare will value hundreds of Kentuckians their Medicaid protection and what he can do to convey jobs to the Commonwealth.
Listed here are a couple of of the highlights:
Lawrence Smith: “Your go to comes on the heels of the Vice President coming right here to Louisville. Why the concentrate on Kentucky?”
President Trump: “Properly, I have been with them, they usually’ve been with me. Kentucky has been one among our nice states. I really like the individuals of Kentucky. We’re placing the miners again to work. We have already signed laws so, environmentally, permits the mines to start out re-opening and preserving them open. I made a whole lot of guarantees to the miners, and I am retaining these guarantees. So I needed to return again right here and inform them that.”
On Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Obamacare:
Lawrence Smith: “How a lot do you want Sen. Rand Paul to help this, and what you you ready to do to get that help?”
President Trump: “I like Rand Paul. I feel he is good man. And he is talking from the guts. However I feel we now have a invoice that is going to be negotiated. You set it in, they usually return, and I feel in the long run, we will have a unbelievable invoice. And the choice is Obamacare, and Obamacare is killing Kentucky. In Tennessee, they’ve already misplaced half of it. So half of it’s now lifeless. The insurance coverage corporations left. You are going to lose your insurance coverage corporations if you have not already misplaced them. It has been a catastrophe for Kentucky. I actually like Rand, and I respect Rand. However I feel he is hopefully going to return alongside. I hope so.”
Critics say repealing Obamacare would trigger a whole lot of hundreds of Kentuckians on Medicaid, together with many who voted for Trump, to lose their protection.
He says that won’t occur.
“We have modified it, and we have added it, and we have added dollars,” he stated. “And I’ll by no means let that occur to my individuals. These are folks that have been with me from the start.”
Trump is relying on rallies like this one to construct in style help for his healthcare plan.
“You see the type of crowd we’ve got right here, and that is massive stuff,” he…