Since he has no idea why a free-market approach is the only alternative to the "A"CA and t he single-payer arrangement that the "A"CA's collapse is going to lead to , he has no idea how to support and expand the core of Republican Senators who understand that. Instead, what his little pow-wow and the above blurt from it wind up doing is perpetuating the moral cowardice to which a great many other Senators are falling prey.
Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, Rick Perry, Carly Fiorina or Bobby Jindal would have proceeded from an insistence on a free-market approach. Any of them would also have been proactive about conveying that - via television, social media, in-person appearances, all the venues Trump likes to use - to the American public, and would not have become mired in snits with dinosaur-media outlets.
We've been fair here at LITD. When developments for the good-move side of the ledger have occurred, they've been duly noted and applauded. But this is perhaps the biggest issue of all. It was one thing for Squirrel-Hair to rant (accurately) about the "A"CA's failure during the campaign season, but it's ringing a little hollow at this late date, since all he's doing about it is facilitating disarray.
And this is the juiciest opening the Freedom-Haters could ask for. They can make single payer look like the obvious way to proceed, since Pubs, even when political manna is served to them on a silver platter, don't seem to be able to hit their backsides with a yardstick.