One of the hottest topics in American politics is over the future of the country's Health Care System. After Donald Trump made comments about health care that Democrats and liberals quickly seized upon, the president attempted to clarify his remarks on social media.

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Over the last eight years, Republicans have made opposing the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, their number one priority. Since the day former President Barack Obama signed the bill into law back in January 2009, Republicans have vowed to repeal the law, and replace it with an alternative of their own.

As the years went on, congressional Republicans voted over 60 times to eliminate Obamacare, but it failed to gain traction with Obama as president. Fast forward to the 2016 presidential election, and the candidacy of Donald Trump. During his many campaign stops, Trump promised that he would not only repeal the Affordable Care Act, but also put in its place a "great" alternative. After his first attempt to do so was a failure earlier this year, Trump and the GOP came together and took the first step in their repeal process with a successful vote in the House of Representatives earlier this week. Speaking with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in New York City on Thursday, Trump praised the rival nation's health care system, which is progressive and universal.

"We have a failing health care," Trump said, before adding, "I shouldn't say this to our great gentleman and my friend from Australia because you have better health care than we do." After getting mocked by liberals, Trump lashed out on Twitter over the issue on May 5.

Taking to his Twitter account on Friday, Donald Trump did his best to explain his remarks.

"Of course the Australians have better healthcare than we do...everybody does," Trump tweeted out, before adding, "ObamaCare is dead! But our healthcare will soon be great."

Donald Trump's comments come after many Democrats and progressive independents trolled the president for giving credit to a single payer system.

When Bernie Sanders heard about the news, he laughed out loud during an interview on CNN, stating, "The president has just said it. That's great. Let's take a look at the Australian Health Care system, and let's move."

Moving forward

With the Republican health care bill, nicknamed "Trumpcare" by critics, passing through the House, it will now head to the Senate. If it's successful in the Senate and clears debate in various committees, it would then land on the desk of Donald Trump, where he would be expected to sign the bill into law, much to the dismay of millions of critics.

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