Democrats can't disguise their glee at Donald Trump's failed healthcare bill

Ruth Sherlock
President Donald Trump hosts a Greek Independence Day celebration at the East room of the White House in Washington - REUTERS

Democrats have responded gleefully to the Trump administration's failure to repeal and replace Obamacare, a cornerstone pledge of the president's election campaign.

The decision to pull the "Trumpcare" bill moments before the vote because the proposal didn't have enough support - even among Republican congressmen -  represents the most serious defeat for the White House thus far. 

Democrats, who have been fighting to save the Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama's signature healthcare plan, didn't enjoy their victory gracefully: instead they took to Twitter to celebrate and proverbially rub salt into the  wound. 

They roundly mocked Mr Trump for his campaign promise that he was going to "win so much" his supporters would be "sick of winning".

Hillary Clinton, who has kept out of the limelight since losing in the presidential election, came back with a vengeance, declaring the failed bill a "victory for all Americans".


 And then she tweeted stories about a series of people who she said had been helped by Mr Obama's health plan:

Some made a  rare show that politicians can have a sense of humour, Bob Menendez, a Democratic senator from New Jersey pointed out that help was at hand, if Mr Trump needed to treat his wounds.

Others chose to drive their message home, with Monopoly.

 And others, like the Democrat's Ways and Means Committee's official Twitter account decided that they didn't even need words: