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Trump tweet-shames Democrats, promises health care nirvana

Commentary: After avoiding the White House Correspondents' Dinner and leading his own rally, the president is back to tweeting to the people.

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President Donald Trump offers a thumbs-up.

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Donald Trump is back to where some feel he governs best: Twitter.

After a Saturday night in which he declined to attend the traditional White House Correspondents' Dinner -- instead holding a rally in Philadelphia -- the president got up Sunday morning and decided to spray a little optimism.

But first, he pointed a tweeting finger at those standing in his way.

"The Democrats, without a leader, have become the party of obstruction," he mused. "They are only interested in themselves and not in what's best for U.S."

Some may argue that Democrats have no power to obstruct. They're the minority party in Congress, and they lost the White House.

It was, indeed, the Freedom Caucus of the Republican Party that prevented the original Trumpcare bill from coming up for a vote last month.

The president's mind remains on health care, and this is where he displayed the glow of optimism on Sunday.

In a two-part tweet, he offered: "You can't compare anything to ObamaCare because ObamaCare is dead. Dems want billions to go to Insurance Companies to bail out donors. New healthcare plan is on its way. Will have much lower premiums & deductibles while at the same time taking care of pre-existing conditions!"

This would be excellent news, especially for those who've feared that the plans presented so far would end up charging those with pre-existing conditions far more.

Perhaps his vision will come to fruition, but there still may be obstacles. After all, the president just gave Fox News an interview in which he suggested that his biggest obstacle is a "very tough" and "archaic" system of government.

The people may yet rise and set things right. May 1 is just hours away, and in many countries, this is International Workers' Day. In the US, Trump just designated it Loyalty Day.

Speaking of optimism, Trump reiterated to CBS "Face the Nation" in an interview released Sunday that China could actually be the culprit behind the hacks of Democratic officials' emails during last year's presidential campaign. US intelligence agencies have repeatedly pointed the finger at Russia.

"If you don't catch a hacker, okay, in the act, it's very hard to say who did the hacking," Trump said. It "could have been China, could have been a lot of different groups."

Hope does spring eternal.