Published: Fri, May 12, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Australia has better health care system than US - Donald Trump

Australia has better health care system than US - Donald Trump

Following a tight vote in the House for a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, Trump met with Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in New York Thursday evening. "We need, as a nation, to reexamine the single-player plan". As Trump gloated about how he thinks the bill will improve health care for Americans, he turned to Turnbull and said, "You have better health care than we do".

A few hundred protesters lined up Thursday along Manhattan's West Side Highway to jeer Donald Trump's motorcade as he made his first trip home to NY since becoming president of the United States.

So did US President Donald Trump really revert to favouring universal health care after praising Australia's system?

Sen. Bernie Sanders burst out laughing on live television after hearing President Donald Trump praise Australia's universal health care system on Thursday.

Mr Trump also tweeted on Saturday that "everybody" had better health care than the USA, but the system would "soon be great". "We'll quote you on the floor of the Senate".

Trump and Turnbull were set to mark the anniversary of that battle with speeches at a dinner aboard the USS Intrepid.

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He added that Americans will have a "great'"system soon, referring to the just-passed House GOP healthcare bill".

'It could also impact survivors of rape or domestic violence'. "I don't think it was much more than that", White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during a Friday press conference.

"It didn't mean anything more than that".

Together, the United States and Australia are building a more secure and stable world.

"He was simply being complimentary of the prime minister".

While it's a bit weird to see Trump and Sanders actually agree on something, it's likely to be short-lived.

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Earlier, Mr Trump, with Mr Turnbull sitting next to him on the USS Intrepid in NY, told reporters, "We get along great".

Turnbull said he did not discuss with Trump any changes to Australia's military commitment in the Middle East during "a good, broad discussion". "On this special gathering, on this special night, we remember the courage of these men and every man, Australian and American, who fought in the Battle of the Coral Sea".

Turnbull, 62 years old, refused to compare President Trump with former U.S. President Barack Obama, with whom Turnbull also had a warm relationship.

Mr Trump came to power vowing to halt illegal immigrants entering the United States and forcing refugees to undergo extreme vetting.

Turnbull underscored the closeness of the two countries.

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