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In the days since the GOP announced its plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, the bill has faced searing criticism from Democrats and even some conservatives who disapprove of “Obamacare Lite.”

On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, neoconservative pundit Bill Kristol berated the Republican Party for rushing through an unpopular bill that has already faced brutal condemnation from the American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Osteopathic Association. Kristol can’t understand why the Trump team tossed out the “Politics 101” playbook.

“They are so intoxicated with the notion that Trump’s going to bless it,” a stunned Kristol exclaimed. “[Like] Trump has this magic potion that he just slaps on something and it goes sailing through.”

At the end of the segment, Kristol predicted that the GOP bill is “going to fall apart and there will not be a vote.” Of course he makes all sorts of predictions that never pan out, most notoriously about the invasion of Iraq. But is he right this time?

IMAGE: Screenshot / MSNBC

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