SEE IT: Ads praising Republicans for replacing Obamacare aired hours after Trump-backed bill flopped

Basketball fans were given a dose of alternative facts as a number of pre-bought ads praising Republicans for repealing Obamacare aired on local TV stations during Friday night games.

Only problem was, GOP representatives didn’t repeal Obamacare — and are most likely not going to anytime soon.

“Republicans are keeping their promise with a new plan for better health care,” a voice-over inaccurately booms in the generic ad, which displays pictures of smiling doctors and patients as upbeat rock music thumps in the background.

The ads, which were produced by the conservative American Action Network PAC, urged constituents to thank their Republican congressmen and women for “keeping” their promises and “replacing the Affordable Care Act with the better health care you deserve.”

At least four such ads ran during basketball games on Republican-adjacent TV markets, thanking Reps. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), David Young (R-Iowa), David Valadao (R-Calif.) and Will Hurd (R-Tex.), according to Deadspin.

As of early Saturday, another eight identical ads remained on the American Action Network’s YouTube page.

A spokeswoman for the pro-President Trump PAC couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

Basketball fans were given a dose of alternative facts as a number of pre-bought ads praising Republicans for repealing Obamacare aired on local TV stations during Friday night games.

Only problem was, GOP representatives didn’t repeal Obamacare — and are most likely not going to anytime soon.

“Republicans are keeping their promise with a new plan for better health care,” a voice-over inaccurately booms in the generic ad, which displays pictures of smiling doctors and patients as upbeat rock music thumps in the background.

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The ads, which were produced by the conservative American Action Network PAC, urged constituents to thank their Republican congressmen and women for “keeping” their promises and “replacing the Affordable Care Act with the better health care you deserve.”

The American Action Network ad thanked Republicans for finally bringing “better health care.”
The American Action Network ad thanked Republicans for finally bringing “better health care.” (AMERICAN ACTION NETWORK)
At least four such ads ran during basketball games on Republican-adjacent TV markets, thanking Reps. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), David Young (R-Iowa), David Valadao (R-Calif.) and Will Hurd (R-Tex.), according to Deadspin.

As of early Saturday, another eight identical ads remained on the American Action Network’s YouTube page.

A spokeswoman for the pro-President Trump PAC couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

Trump pulls plug on Obamacare repeal vote as GOP support falters
The premature ad’s benevolent message proves quite a contrast to what actually happened on Friday.

President Trump, with Vice President Pence and Health Secretary Tom Price, appears somber in the Oval Office after Republicans pulled their health care bill on Friday. (OLIVIER DOULIERY / POOL/EPA)
GOP leaders were forced to drop the so-called American Health Care Act ahead of a long-awaited House vote after it became clear that they didn’t have enough votes to pass it.

Speaker Paul Ryan bitterly announced during a press conference that Obamacare would remain in place for the foreseeable future, as Trump is looking to switch gears and focus on implementing sweeping tax cuts instead.

Trump, who promised during the campaign to repeal Obamacare “immediately” upon taking office, blamed Democrats for the failure.

“We couldn’t get one Democrat vote, not one,” Trump told The Washington Post’s Robert Costa in an impromptu phone interview Friday afternoon.

“So that means they own Obamacare and when that explodes, they will come to us wanting to save whatever is left, and we’ll make a real deal.”

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