After an article in GQ pointed out that President Donald Trump “considers exercise misguided, arguing that a person, like a battery, is born with a finite amount of energy,” Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) took to Twitter Wednesday night to share an image comparing photos of President Trump and former President Obama.
“I KNOW I shouldn’t have retweeted this. A moment of weakness…” Leahy tweeted alongside the comparison of a thin, shirtless Obama, ostensibly after a workout, and a heftier Trump on the golf course.
The tweet Leahy shared was featured with the caption: “ObamaCare vs. TrumpCare…you decide.”
Leahy’s tweet comes after Senate Republicans announced Tuesday that the Senate tax bill will include a repeal of the ObamaCare individual mandate.
Experts predict that repealing the mandate would undermine the stability of ObamaCare. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has said 13 million people would lose health insurance, according to a report in The Hill.
The move could make it tougher for moderate Republicans to support the bill.
Senate Republicans have tried and failed on multiple occasions to pass a bill repealing ObamaCare. Trump has admonished the Senate for failing to pass an ObamaCare repeal bill and has pointed the finger at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for the inability to pass the bills.
I KNOW I shouldn’t have retweeted this. A moment of weakness… https://t.co/xjRpsc3V93
— Sen. Patrick Leahy (@SenatorLeahy) November 15, 2017
Obamacare vs. trumpcare…you decide. pic.twitter.com/eoJtFp3ZLC
— Tomthunkit™ (@TomthunkitsMind) November 15, 2017