In the undercard to Donald Trump’s idiotic “prime the pump” interview, that man in the White House invents another expression to explain his health care policy… or lack thereof:
But ultimately, you know I use the expression, “If you have a bad knee, I would rather have the federal government focus on North Korea than fixing your knee” [Donald Trump, interview, The Economist, 2017.05.11].
Apparently when he finds a topic unexpectedly complicated, Trump prefers to change the topic.
While he prefers to focus on North Korea, Trump still insists everyone will have “absolute guaranteed coverage,” and he thinks insurance should cost $15 a month:
Insurance is, you’re 20 years old, you just graduated from college, and you start paying $15 a month for the rest of your life and by the time you’re 70, and you really need it, you’re still paying the same amount and that’s really insurance [Trump, 2017.05.11].
If Donald Trump can get me health insurance for $15 a month, fine, he can ignore everybody’s busted knee and focus on North Korea.