Yesterday, the Great and Powerful Ooze praised the newly hatched House health care bill he clearly doesn't understand while trying not to say anything stupid in front of Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
That turned out to be more difficult than it looked:
"It's going to be fantastic health care. ... I shouldn't say this to our great gentleman and my friend from Australia because you have better health care than we do."
Yes, Australia has many advantages over America. One is that those Foster's cans are so big that dangerously unstable, tiny-handed foreigners can't drink. Another is their health care program.
It's a universal health care system — the kind that many Democrats would love to create for our country. The newly passed House bill, which Trump is eager to sign, is a sprint in the other direction from Australia's health care system.
But as Politico noted in its inside look at the White House's campaign to get some kind of bill passed, whatever the costs, the details didn't matter much. For all Trump knows, the legislation the House passed could be anything from a 100 percent universal coverage plan to a total deregulation of the U.S. health care industry. Its title might as well be "H.R. 1628: Melania's Hopes, Dreams, Innermost Thoughts, and Feelings." Ain't no way he's gonna read it.
At least Bernie Sanders got a good laugh out of Trump's latest unforced error. Here he is being interviewed by MSNBC's Chris Hayes. Enjoy: