After making repealing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) one of his top campaign promises, Donald Trump was proud to have House Republicans roll-out their replacement plan earlier this week. Following the latest review of the bill in question, a legendary news reporter decided to call out the president over his praise of the plan.

Rather on Trump

For nearly a decade, Republicans made attacking Obamacare a corner stone in their political agenda. It soon became a prerequisite for any Republican running for office to oppose the Affordable Care Act, while vowing to help repeal the law as soon as possible, which was highlighted by Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election.

After the former host of "The Apprentice" shocked the world by defeating Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to become the new president, it was only a matter of time before Trump demanded action on health care, which was made easier by Republicans controlling both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Last week, the first step was taken to overhaul the current health care system with Republicans introducing the American Health Care Act. However, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) revealed their analysis on Monday, which showed that as many as 24 million people will actually lose insurance over the next decade if the bill is signed into law. Former CBS News host and long-time journalist, Dan Rather, decided to give his thoughts on the issue in a March 13 post on Facebook.

"Well in the real world, it turns out you can't have your cake and eat it too. Shocking," Dan Rather wrote on his Facebook Monday night. "For all the yuge promises of Donald Trump on the campaign trail about a health care bill that would be just perfect we now have the cold shower of reality from the Congressional Budget Office," Rather noted.

"Surprise, surprise, if you spend less you cover fewer people - a lot fewer people. Millions and millions of fewer people," he continued, while listing the numbers found in the CBO report.

Rather doubles down

Dan Rather admitted that the current system is far from perfect, but that it beats what the Republicans are trying to put into law, stating that "imperfect insurance is better than no insurance." Not stopping there, Rather referred to the current health care fight as "a national embarrassment bordering on shame." In closing, Rather appeared to take a shot at the White House for routinely pushing inaccurate information as reality, stating "I know that for many facts are fungible," while predicting that there will be a tough fight in the future when it comes to health care.

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