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A voter shut down President Donald Trump when he started to interrupt her during an ABC News town hall event Tuesday night.
ABC News identified the voter as Ellesia Blaque, an assistant professor from Philadelphia who voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.
At the town hall, Blaque explained that she was born with a disease called sarcoidosis, and started asking whether Trump would make sure she would remain covered by health insurance, as she has been under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
She said: “Should preexisting conditions, which Obamacare brought to fruition, be removed without —”
“No,” Trump said.
“Please stop and let me finish my question, sir,” Blaque replied.
“You’ve been trying to strike down pre-existing conditions.”
In a @ABC2020 town hall, @GStephanopoulos presses Pres. Trump on claim he’s preserving pre-existing conditions—as his administration argues in court against Obamacare, which protects them. Watch the full exchange. pic.twitter.com/GuOyqUKhen
— ABC News (@ABC) September 16, 2020
Blaque continued: “Should that be removed, within a 36-to-72-hour period without my medication I would be dead. And I want to know what it is that you’re gong to do to assure that people like me that work hard, we do everything were supposed to do, can stay insured.”
“It’s not my fault that I was born with this disease. It’s not my fault that I’m a Black woman and in the medical community I’m minimized and not taken seriously. I want to know what you are going to do about that.”
The president responded: “So first of all, you are taken seriously. I hope you are. And we are not going to hurt anything having to do with pre-existing conditions. We’re not going to hurt preexisting conditions. And, in fact, just the opposite.”
Trump went on to say that he was …read more
Source:: Business Insider