Donald Trump just made sure health care will decide the 2020 election


“The Department of Justice has determined that the district court’s comprehensive opinion came to the correct conclusion and will support it on appeal,” said Kerri Kupec, a spokesperson for the Justice Department.

That decision, which caught even many Trump allies by surprise, again thrusts the health care issue to the center of the political debate, and virtually ensures that the 2020 election — like the 2018, 2016, 2014, 2012 and 2010 elections before it — will turn on the ACA.

It’s a baffling move for Trump, who spent most of Monday basking in the glow of a series of conclusions, according to Attorney General Bill Barr, in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report that were about as favorable as the President could have hoped for: That the special counsel did not establish that anyone in Trump’s campaign conspired with the Russian government in 2016 election interference, and that there was not sufficient…



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