President Donald Trump says and does a lot of baffling things. From the infamous Access Hollywood tape to the late-night tweets that never seem to stop, Trump always manages to dominate the news cycle. That domination, unfortunately, also comes with a garnish of controversy. Another big issue with the Trump administration is credibility.
When it comes to money and finances, you can look at a number of things Trump has said that are downright baffling — mostly because he is a billionaire and self-described successful businessman. You’d think if anyone knew about money, it would be him.
But week after week, we see headlines focused on Trump quotes that make us raise our eyebrows and wonder what he’s talking about. When it comes to money and finances, here are some of the most confusing, baffling, and downright alarming things the president has said.
1. Health insurance costs $1 per month
- Trump believes a 21-year-old American can get health insurance for $12 per year.
Perhaps the most confounding thing Trump has said lately — though it did fly under the radar given everything else that’s going on — was that he thought health insurance costs $1. He was referring to health plan costs for a 21-year-old during the attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare, but his claim made very little sense. Here’s the full quote:
“Because you are basically saying from the moment the insurance, you’re 21 years old, you start working and you’re paying $12 a year for insurance, and by the time you’re 70, you get a nice plan,” he said in an interview with The New York Times.
Trump’s sense of proportion seems to be “bigly” out of step with the rest of America, too.