14 of the Wildest Excerpts from Fire & Fury Book

13. Trump had no interest in repealing Obamacare

 Wolff explains that Trump had little or no interest in the central Republican goal of repealing Obamacare. An overweight seventy-year-old man with various physical phobias (for instance, he lied about his height to keep from having a body mass index that would label him as obese), he personally found health care and medical treatments of all kinds a distasteful subject. The details of the contested legislation were, to him, particularly boring; his attention would begin wandering from the first words of a policy discussion. During one particular health care discussion, Trump reportedly asked of his aides: “Why can’t Medicare simply cover everybody?”