The GOP have painted themselves into a corner with that whole healthcare thing. But now Donald has come along on his white horse and announced there will be healthcare for all and it’ll be great. No details, nothing on how it’s paid for, just more magic pixie dust.
So now the GOP is in a doubly tough spot. They want to kill the ACA, they don’t have a replacement, and they’ve got the president elect saying he’s got a plan that’s super good.
How does this play out? Well, one possibility is the people get impatient with the GOP’s lack of a good replacement and start to believe that Donald knows the One True Way. It’s a fairly standard step towards assuming absolute power, promising something that the old fuddy duddy government can’t provide.