John Dingell compares Trump's preemptive health care celebration to Falcons in Super Bowl 51
Former Democratic Congressman John Dingell ripped apart President Trump's preemptive White House celebration of the U.S. House of Representative's passing the American Health Care Act on Thursday, comparing the move to one of the greatest upsets in sports history.
"Have fun in the Rose Garden today, @HouseGOP," Dingell wrote in a tweet on Thursday:
The image in Dingell's tweet shows the score at the end of the third quarter in this year's Super Bowl matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots. With four minutes left in the third quarter, the Falcons held a massive lead of 28-3 -- making it seemingly impossible for the New England Patriots to come back.
But the Patriots did, facing insurmountable odds, come back from a 25-point deficit in the fourth quarter to win the NFL national championship. Where the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act by a 217-213 margin on Thursday, it is likely Dingell is making the point that the bill to repeal and replace Obamacare still faces an uphill battle as it moves to the Senate for consideration.
Flanked by Vice President Mike Pence, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Trump said the process of repealing and replacing Obamacare "has brought the Republican Party together."
Dingell, who represented Michigan in Congress for over 50 years, further sounded off on the congratulatory White House gathering, reflecting on how things "used" to be.
"You used to get to celebrate in the Rose Garden AFTER you did your damn job," Dingell wrote. "This is embarrassing."