Donald Trump gave his first interview since becoming the president-elect to “60 Minutes,” in which he said he will keep parts President Barrack Obama’s Health Care Act, despite his statements to repeal it completely.
As reported by the Washington Post, in the interview airing Sunday on CBS, Lesley Stahl asked Trump if he plans to make sure people with pre-existing conditions would still be covered under his repeal and replace plan.
“Yes, because it happens to be one of the strongest assets [of Obamacare],” Trump said. “Also, with the children living with their parents for an extended period, we’re going to. It adds cost, but it’s very much something we’re going to try and keep.”
Trump said there will not be la delay between repealing Obamacare and replacing it. Instead, he will seek to do it simultaneously.
“That’s what I do,” Trump said. “I do a good job. You know, I mean, I know how to do this stuff. We’re going to repeal it and replace it, and we’re not going to have, like, a two-day period and we’re not going to have a two-year period where there’s nothing. It will be repealed and replaced. It’ll be great health care for much less money.”
The “60 Minutes” interview airs Sunday at 6 p.m. on CBS.