Asked by Stahl what would happen if that happened, Trump responded that he has a replacement plan ready to go. "It's fully developed," he insisted. "It's going to be announced very soon, when we see what happens with Obamacare." (Fact check: There is no plan.)
Stahl: What about people with preexisting conditions?
Trump: I'll protect it. Will be totally protected.
Trump: They'll be protected, Lesley.
Trump: I mean the people with preexisting conditions are going to be protected.
Trump: As they are now.
Biden couldn't have written a better script himself. He has repeatedly attacked Trump for his support of getting rid of the ACA -- and asked people to consider what that entails.
Now Biden can point to Trump's responses to Stahl -- about both the ACA and the alleged replacement plan -- as evidence that not only does Trump want to knock out the current health care law but he also has nothing to replace it with. Which means people will be left without coverage. Lots of people.
Because of Trump's obsession with proving his point, he just opened himself up to an easy attack -- on an issue that impacts lots and lots of people -- by Biden in tonight's debate.
The Point: Strategy? Please. This is just Trump saying stuff. And often in ways that directly -- and negatively -- impact his chances in this debate and the race more generally.