Trumpcare is a nickname for the Affordable Care Act repeal and replacement plan President Donald Trump promised his supporters, but Republican senators defected after it was estimated the plan could leave tens of millions without affordable health coverage.
The NBC late-night host knows that Donald Trump isn't the only one to blame for the bill's failure, and pointed the finger at Senator Mitch McConnell.
“Majority Leader Mitch McConnell outlined plans to repeal Obamacare with a bill to replace. The same way we got rid of [Barack] Obama without a good plan to replace him,” Meyers said as a photo of Trump appeared.
Meyers noted that when the plan failed, Trump said it was important to get more Republicans into the legislative office so they wouldn't have this outcome again.
“More?” he asked. “I'm pretty sure when the Titanic was sinking the answer wasn't more icebergs.”
Kimmel responded to the news Tuesday night by chatting about Trump's tweets.
“Trump said today the Senate should just move on and let Obamacare fail without replacing it,” Kimmel said. “It's refreshing have a president OK with letting his fellow Americans die just to prove his point.”
The ABC late-night host thought it was ironic that Trump continually called the Affordable Care Act dead shortly before his hopeful plan actually ended up biting the dust.
“You know something is a failure when you have to keep telling people over and over again that it is a failure,” he said.
Jimmy Fallon opened his monologue with a little story about how Trump threatened Republican senators at a dinner the night before the big vote by saying, “If they didn't vote for the health care bill, they'd look like dopes.”
Fallon proceeded to tell his audience that Republicans are totally cool with the bill failing so that the Affordable Care Act can fail on its own and give them more time to regroup with something new waiting.
“And Democrats said, 'Hey, that's the same thing we're doing with Trump," he joked.