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Alternative Fact of the Week: Trump supports ACA fix, or doesn't, or both

Alternative Fact of the Week: Trump supports ACA fix, or doesn't, or both

The one thing that’s certain about the Alternative Fact of the Week is that President Donald Trump uttered it in explanation of his position on the bi-partisan deal crafted by Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray to undo the damage he wrought last week by announcing the end of cost sharing subsidy payments under the Affordable Care Act. But which explanation is untrue?

Was it his initial reaction, that the legislation was an appropriate measure to “get us over this intermediate hump” and ensure that “we don’t have this very dangerous little period” (that he caused)?

Or maybe his claim to the Heritage Foundation that he opposed it and wanted Congress to “find a solution to...

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