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Trump praised Australia's universal healthcare system — Bernie Sanders had a hilarious reaction

David Choi

(Watch Trump's remarks and Sanders' reaction at five-minute mark in video above.)

During a press conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in New York on Thursday, US President Donald Trump voiced his optimism about the American Health Care Act.

"It's a very good bill right now," Trump said of the GOP plan to overhaul the US healthcare system. "The premiums are going to come down very substantially. The deductibles are going to come down. It's going to be fantastic healthcare. Right now, Obamacare is failing."

The next comment Trump made, however, amused Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont during an interview on MSNBC's "All in with Chris Hayes."

"I shouldn't say this to our great gentleman and my friend from Australia," Trump said, "because you have better healthcare than we do."

The federal government administers Australia's universal healthcare system.

"Wait a minute," Sanders said as he erupted in laughter. "The president has just said it."

bernie sanders all in chris hayes
bernie sanders all in chris hayes

(Twitter)

He continued: "Let's take a look at the Australian healthcare system. And let's move — maybe he wants to take a look at the Canadian healthcare system or systems throughout Europe. Thank you, Mr. President. Let us move to a Medicare-for-all system that does what every other major country on earth does: guarantee healthcare to all people at a fraction of the cost per capita that we spend.

"Thank you, Mr. President," Sanders said. "We'll quote you on the floor of the Senate."

The AHCA barely passed through the House, 217 to 213, on Thursday. It's widely expected to be overhauled in the Senate.

Watch the clip:

Trump: Australia has better health care than U.S. (they have universal health care)

Watch the reaction from @BernieSanders to @chrislhayespic.twitter.com/zYF8NsGKF0


— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) May 5, 2017

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