The American University Professor who helped develop the Affordable Care Act says President Donald Trump’s attack on the law is “vicious” and “very vicious”.
Grayson professor Boucher says he believes Mr Trump “is not only a pathological liar” but also “an ideologue”.
“The president is not a politician.
He is a psychopath who is trying to create a nation of winners and losers,” he told the ABC’s Insiders program on Wednesday.”
We are a country that thrives on inequality and we need to ensure we don’t see that.”
Mr Boucher, who is a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution, also questioned Mr Trump’s commitment to combating climate change.
“The President is not going to make the right choices,” he said.
“He will do the wrong thing, which is not good for the United States of America.”
The professor said the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement “puts the US on the wrong track” and would “create more opportunities for [China] to do things that are detrimental to the US economy”.
He said the administration’s actions would “make it easier for [Chinese President Xi Jinping] to impose tariffs on US products and on our infrastructure”.
“I have been in a lot of conversations with Chinese people, and they understand that the Chinese people are in a very difficult position right now,” he added.
“I do believe that the Trump White House, under the leadership of Vice President Mike Pence, is not only incompetent, but very dangerous”.
Topics:elections,government-and-politics,united-statesFirst posted October 09, 2019 09:24:58Contact Adam GrimsleyMore stories from New South Wales