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Reports: Trump routinely confuses Medicaid and Medicare

Evan Vucci / AP

A Republican Senator told the New York Times on Tuesday that President Trump gave the impression that he "did not have a grasp of some basic elements of the Senate plan" and that he was "especially confused" by the idea of opponents calling the bill "a massive tax break for the wealthy." More aides described Trump as uninterested in the particulars of health care.

Quote"There would be times when he would describe what was clearly Medicare...but say Medicaid, and when we pointed that out, he would say, 'That's what I said, Medicare and Medicaid."