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Trump thinks the 'only thing more difficult' than achieving peace between Israel and Palestine is health care

Solving the multi-generational conflict between Israel and Palestine is certainly complicated, but President Trump thinks there's something even more complicated than that. "I'd say the only thing more difficult than peace between Israel and the Palestinians is health care," Trump said while speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One on Wednesday night.

Drawing comparisons is apparently the next step, now that Trump has finally figured out what "nobody knew": that health-care reform "could be so complicated." However, it's hard to gauge exactly how difficult Trump actually thinks health-care reform is, considering in May he claimed that achieving peace between Israel and Palestine is "not as difficult as people have thought over the years."

Trump's remarks about the impossibility of health care arrived one day before his party released a revised draft of its plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare. If health-care reform is really more "difficult" than resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, that doesn't bode well for Senate Republicans' health-care vote slated for next week.