Trump Sabotaging Obamacare

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal Wednesday, Donald Trump threatened to cancel key Obamacare payments that the federal government makes to insurance companies.

These payments are called "cost-sharing reductions" and they help insurers cover low-income working Americans.

If Trump follows through on his threat to cancel them, many insurance companies would probably pull out of Obamacare altogether - and that's the point.

This is all part of a mobster-style ploy to get Democrats to the negotiating table.

As Trump told the Journal, "I don't want people to get hurt.... [But] What I think should happen-- and will happen -- is the Democrats will start calling me and negotiating."

Democrats are already playing hardball over this -- they now say they want a guarantee to cover the cost-sharing reductions in the government spending bill to that's due at the end of the month.

So will this threat backfire on Trump or will Democrats surrender?

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