What Donald Trump preached to the choir in Prescott Valley

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Donald Trump charged up an already enthusiastic Arizona crowd Tuesday by ripping his opponent, Hillary Clinton, and vowing to get rid of the health-care law derisively dubbed “Obamacare.” Speaking to a capacity crowd at the Prescott Valley Event Center, the Republican presidential nominee praised former President Bill Clinton, husband of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, for making critical comments — or telling the truth, according to Trump — about President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. “I bet he went through hell last night,” Trump quipped during a hourlong appearance in which, in his signature style, he jumped from topic to topic and back again. Bill Clinton, while campaigning for his wife on Monday, called Obamacare “the craziest thing in the world,” because “the people who are out there busting it, sometimes 60 hours a week, wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half.” Bill Clinton tried to mitigate his comments on Tuesday, saying the 2010 law “did a world of good.” Trump, the celebrity billionaire, used the episode to call attention to Arizona’s ongoing anxiety about losing Obamacare insurers, particularly in health-care exchanges serving rural counties. “Good luck, folks. You better hope Trump wins,” he told the audience of at least 6,000. Trump also briefly addressed controversy over his income taxes, seeming to blame Hillary Clinton, a former U.S. senator from New York as well as a former U.S. secretary of State, for not changing tax laws so he couldn’t take advantage of them. He said she didn’t act because her donors and contributors have used “those same… [Read full story]

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