By Shelby Brown–
President Donald Trump promoted his replacement healthcare plan at a rally March 20. Trump’s speech echoed those of his 2016 campaign. Trump reiterated that the House of Representatives will vote on the new healthcare plan March 23.
“It’s time for Democrats in Washington to take responsibility for the disaster that they, and they alone, created,” Trump said. “Thursday is our chance to end Obamacare and the Obamacare catastrophe.”
Trump touched on reducing taxes, keeping trade deals and border security. Trump’s original travel ban was blocked by several Federal judges. Most recently, Trump revised the ban and it was blocked by U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson of Hawaii.
“We are fighting on the side of our great American heritage,” Trump said.
Supporters began lining up this morning with doors set to open at 4:30 p.m. and Trump scheduled to speak at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket holder restrictions kept most protesters outside. Organizations like Indivisible Kentucky, Planned Parenthood, Black Lives Matter Louisville and Students for Reproductive Justice were present. U of L’s Bree Perry said intersectional representation was her main goal for the day.
“I had to make sure that black trans lives are represented, disabled lives are represented, and every part of me that sometimes gets pushed to the side,” she said.
Perry also expressed concerns about education under the Trump administration.
“I know a lot of people who were going to go get their PhDs and then Trump won,” Perry said. “They just aren’t comfortable being stuck in school and they don’t know how…
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