Hollywood Reacts to Trump's Health Care Failure: "So Much for the Art of the Deal"
"Trump and Ryan were probably the kind of students who drop a course right before the final because they could afford to take the class over."
Hollywood erupted with cheers and jeers after President Donald Trump pulled his Obamacare-repeal bill on Friday.
House Speaker Paul Ryan and Trump announced they would be withdrawing the proposed health care bill once it became clear that the voting process would end in failure. The decision was seen as a major setback for Trump, who publicly vowed to fix the nation's health care system throughout much of his campaign.
"We were very close, and it was a very tight margin," Trump said from the Oval Office. "We had no Democrat support, we had no votes from the Democrats. They weren't going to give us a single vote, so it was a very difficult thing to do. The best thing we can do, politically speaking, is let Obamacare explode."
John Legend, Michael Moore and Mark Ruffalo were among those who took to Twitter shortly after to comment on Trump's defeat.
"Congratulations to the #Resistance for win on Health Care," wrote Ruffalo. Moore took a jab at the business mogul turned president's deal-making skills in a nod to Trump's 1987 book: "So much for the Art of the Deal."
See more reactions below.
Thank you to all those who called their representatives and resisted ACA repeal in other ways. There's more to do, but this is a real win. https://t.co/ZkycABBOXk— John Legend (@johnlegend) March 24, 2017
When your dream, your ambition is to pass a bill that will take health care from 24M people. Miserable. https://t.co/bOQNknJEgx— John Legend (@johnlegend) March 24, 2017
Today was a victory for all Americans. pic.twitter.com/LX6lzQXtBR— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 24, 2017
Speaker Ryan now apologizing 4 not being able to destroy the lives of 26 million Americans. "Growing pains" he calls it. They'll keep trying— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) March 24, 2017
Congratulations to the #Resistance for win on Health Care. Decency won, driven by you! Humbled to stand shoulder to shoulder with you!— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) March 24, 2017
Stalled travel ban. Wire-tap lie revealed. Investigation on Russia ties. Health-care debacle. Trump must be getting really tired of winning.— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) March 24, 2017
Awww I just learned that Rob and my appearance on THE TALK was usurped by Trump who informed us that he doesn't know what he's doing.— carl reiner (@carlreiner) March 24, 2017
1) The reason he got no Dem votes was because #Trumpcare would strip 24 million of insurance and result in higher costs than Obamacare.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) March 24, 2017
2) Blaming others when you control Congress and the White House is indicative of an utter lack of leadership and accountability.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) March 24, 2017
Trump and Ryan were probably the kind of students who drop a course right before the final because they could afford to take the class over.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) March 24, 2017
Trump 0 American People 2— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) March 24, 2017
Thank you president @BarackObama for your compassion & service. Without it republicans wouldn't even be thinking of providing health care.— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) March 24, 2017
Can't wait for Trump to lose his shit tonight at like 4am— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) March 24, 2017
Looking forward to Donald Trump’s next big deal that won’t pass.— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) March 24, 2017