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Hold The Phone. Trump Tweets He Now Wants More Money For Health Care

President Donald Trump had concerned Americans scratching their heads Sunday night after he tweeted that he now wants to pour more money into health care.

?I suggest that we add more dollars to Healthcare and make it the best anywhere,? he wrote.

That was strange because Trump?s budget plan submitted just days ago called for cutting at least $610 billion from Medicaid and slicing an additional $250 billion from health care by repealing Obamacare. The White House plan also calls for cuts in future spending on health care for children from low-income households. There is no additional spending for any health care in the plan.

The weird disconnect on health care wasn?t a first for the president. When Trump met with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in New York City in early May, the president praised that nation?s health care system. ?You have better health care than we do,? Trump said.

He was perhaps unaware that Australia has a government-run, publicly funded universal health care system ? and at a fraction of the cost of American health care. It?s a system Trump would be more likely to denigrate as socialist and even worse than Obamacare. The Congressional Budget Office estimated last week that Trump?s health care proposal would leave an additional 23 million Americans with no health care coverage by 2026.

The White House later said that Trump was just being nice and not pushing for the Australian system in America.

In another puzzling tweet on Sunday, Trump boasted that his tax reform package was moving along ?ahead of schedule.?

In fact neither Trump nor Congress has yet proposed a comprehensive tax plan. The White House has released a single page of bullet points in search of a plan that leaves many details unaddressed and questions unanswered. 

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Burger King’s ‘Who Is The King?’ Vote Reportedly Angers Belgian Royal

Burger King appears to be eyeing more than just business expansion this summer.

The fast-food giant has launched a mock, online vote titled ?Who Is The King?? that pits its fictional, royal brand name against Belgium?s King Philippe ahead of the company?s first Burger King restaurant in the Western Europe country.

?Two kings, one single crown, who shall reign?? it asks.

Unfortunately for the advertising campaign ? as playful as it may be ? it?s reportedly broiled more than just burgers.

A spokesman for Belgium?s royal family told the BBC that they have reached out to Burger King to express their disapproval of the advertisement, which features a cartoon image of King Philippe.

?Since it is for commercial purposes, we would not have given our authorisation,? royal spokesman Pierre Emmanuel de Bauw told the British news network.

As of Sunday, the online election appears to remain underway. Participants are encouraged to select a king, though measures are in place to sway users to select Burger King.

Votes can be cast until June 19, according to the website.

A Burger King spokesperson, reached by news agency EFE, said they have not received any communication from the royal family.

A request for comment from Burger King by HuffPost was not immediately returned on Sunday.

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