"Lie after lie" and "fearmongering politics" are what compelled Detroit Rep. Rashida Tlaib to join a group of Democratic lawmakers in walking out of Donald Trump's State of the Union adress Tuesday night.
One notable falsehood, she told MSNBC in an interview following her exit, was Trump's promise to protect patients with pre-existing conditions. According to the New York Times:
The president has taken multiple steps to weaken or eliminate current protections for Americans with pre-existing health conditions. These efforts include legislation he championed, regulation his administration has finished, and a lawsuit the Justice Department is litigating that would declare the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.
"We're not part of a reality show," Tlaib told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. "So for many of us standing by, it was really — the kind of text messages I'm getting from people is 'it's bizarre,' 'it's unreal,' 'is he really saying this? Because it's untrue.'"