This Day in Trump, Day 39: ‘Complicated' Health Care, Texas Voter ID Shift

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump bemoaned the “complicated” task of replacing the Affordable Care Act in a pair of meetings with governors and healthcare chief executives Monday, while his administration prepares to ask Congress for a nearly $100 billion increase in defense spending.Meanwhile, the Department of Justice, now under Trump’s purview, announced it will support Texas officials’ claim that the state’s voter ID laws wasn’t deliberately crafted to target minority voters. The news comes a day before the challenge to the law returns to federal court and is an about-face from the agency’s stance under former president Barack Obama.The Senate is expected to easily confirm billionaire Wilbur Ross as the next Commerce Secretary on Monday. And in a sign Trump is turning a page with his Twitter account, the president ignored the roast of his administration during Sunday’s Academy Awards broadcast on social media, instead turning to Breitbart News to return fire. Highlight of the dayThe Trump administration unveiled key portions of its upcoming budget proposal on Monday — a plan to increase defense spending by nearly $100 billion, while making major cuts to other federal agencies, particularly when it comes to foreign aid.  Continue reading...

Copyright The Dallas Morning News
Contact Us