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Monday, 17 July 2017 17:11

Trump tweets about the health-care bill a lot. He just doesn't really make the case for it.

Written by  Philip Bump
President Donald Trump (C) gathers with congressional Republicans in the Rose Garden of the White House after the House of Representatives approved the American Health Care Act. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)

President Trump’s tweets about legislation don’t get as much attention as his tweets about, say, the “fake news” media. There are two obvious reasons for this. The first is that politicians are expected to tweet about policy. The second is that the president foments weird social-media feuds specifically to attract attention.

So it may surprise you to learn that, since House Republicans introduced their bill to overhaul Obamacare, titled the American Health Care Act, Trump has actually mentioned health care or health care legislation in more tweets than he has used the term “fake news.” He’s even tweeted about health care more than he’s tweeted about “Russia” or “leaks.”

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We went through all 750 tweets during that time period and counted. Here’s the distribution.

Notice that the health-care tweets come in clusters: At the introduction of the AHCA, when it passed the House and when the Senate introduced the Better Care Reconciliation Act last month.

Read more at WashingtonPost

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