GOP nominee Donald Trump welcomed questions tonight during a roughly hourlong Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session. The post is now locked and isn’t accepting new comments.
“One of the first things I will do is to repeal and replace disastrous Obamacare,” he posted in response to a question from a poster who said their insurance premiums had skyrocketed under the Affordable Care Act. “I will put forward an amazing new plan, which will include many reforms, such as letting people buy insurance across state lines, increasing choice and competition, and bargaining for better, cheaper drug prices.”
He praised police officers and NASA and denigrated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and the media.
“We will always stand with and support our nation’s amazing police,” he posted. “There is nothing more honorable then serving your community and your country as a law enforcement officer. My administration will protect those who protect us. Thank you to all the incredible police officers in our country tonight.”
In other news:
“Voter fraud is always a serious concern and authorities must be vigilant from keeping those from voting that are not authorized to do so,” he posted in response to a question on that topic.
Someone else asked about space exploration. Trump’s response: “Honestly I think NASA is wonderful! America has always led the world in space exploration.”
His response to a poster who asked, “What is your plan for reducing or removing the influence of money on politics?” was “Keeping Crooked Hillary Clinton out of the White House!”
And in response to a query about reporters: “I have been very concerned about media bias and the total dishonesty of the press. I think new media is a great way to get out the truth.”
Trump made headlines today during a press conference during which he suggested that Russia ought to try to track down Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails. He later called it a joke but outraged critics called it treason.
We’ll keep an eye out for Redditors’ question on that and other matters tonight. Please return for updates.