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President Trump Slammed British Healthcare—And The British Fired Back

President Trump Slammed British Healthcare—And The British Fired Back
4 months ago

Once again, President Trump opened his mouth via his Twitter and proved that nothing good can come out if it. This time he insulted the UK by taking a jab at their healthcare system, National Health Service (NHS).

Over the weekend, London's streets were overrun with demonstrators demanding more government funding and resources for NHS. The UK has been experiencing a health crisis in recent weeks as hospitals struggle to manage a surge in intensive care admissions. Due to an increase in flu cases, patient wait times have been up to 12 hours long. This is what prompted the rally, called "NHS in crisis—fix it now" and organized by the People's Assembly and Health Campaigns Together. Trump referenced the protest in a roundabout way to mock Democrats who want universal healthcare.

Trump's insensitive remark earned him a swift lashing from many major political figures in Britain:

Leader of the Labour Party (UK), Jeremy Corbyn, schooled Trump beautifully:

Conservative Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (UK), also set the President straight:

Emily Ashton, senior political correspondent at BuzzFeed's British division, confirmed British Prime Minister Theresa May had Hunt's back:

As reported by the Guardian, May's spokesman said of Hunt's opinion:

The prime minister is proud of having an NHS which is free at the point of delivery. NHS funding is at a record high, and was prioritized in the budget with an extra £2.8bn. In the recent Commonwealth Fund international survey the NHS was rated the best in the world for a second time.

And Interim Editor at Gizmodo UK, James O'Malley, pulled no punches: 

Nor did European affairs analyst Yannis Koutsomitis:

But not everybody was anti-Trump:

A nice summation:

H/T: Twitter