A Pennsylvania voter told Donald Trump during a Tuesday night town hall to “stop” interrupting her so she could ask him how he would use another term to protect people like her who have a pre-existing medical condition.
“Stop letting me finish my question, sir,” Ellesia Blaque, a professor at Kutztown University, said as the president tried to talk about her question during an ABC News City Hall in Philadelphia. Sir. Trump immediately stopped her retort, but did not directly answer her questions after she revealed a serious medical condition she has had since giving birth.
Instead, the president claimed he was close to rolling out a health plan that would replace the law known as Obamacare.
He has been making this claim for three years, but has failed to produce a package that passes both chambers of Congress. Last month, he said a new GOP plan would be unveiled in a few weeks. But his White House has not yet presented such a plan, and no Republican lawmakers are running on a new health plan or talking about them in the Capitol halls.
The emotional moment was among a handful of times that undecided voters pressured him during the Philadelphia event, his seventh stop in Pennsylvania this year alone. He and Democratic candidate Joe Biden support the key swing state̵
Sir. Trump rejected the notion under City Hall that a lawsuit his administration is pushing through the court system would end the 2011 Affordable Care Act, though experts say it would do just that.
Healthcare is typically among the top two or three topics for voters when asked as part of an election poll.
Sir. Biden will try to improve the ACA while building some sort of public opportunity.
It is unclear whether both major party candidates can put a plan before lawmakers that may one day become law.