During Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, he made constant reference to his hallmark promise to never cut Medicaid, Medicare, or Social Security. While some aren’t surprised that Trump actually DOES plan on cutting Social Security, there are many who don’t even realize the far-reaching affect this will have on our country.
A congressman has met with a number of press agents on Capitol Hill in order to discuss President Trump’s long-term plans for 2018. Trump “told a Republican member of Congress that he was willing to go after Social Security and other entitlement programs at the beginning of his second term.”
The President had to wait until he was completely out of the public eye in order to express the idea, as he knows that many would have been up-in-arms, and the unpopular decision could have resulted in a different outcome for the 2016 presidential election race.
Deputy communications director for American Bridge, Andrew Bates, said in a statement to Shareblue Media:
“When Donald Trump launched his campaign, he pledged to the American people that he would not cut Medicare or Social Security. Now, less than one year into his administration, we’re learning that as Trump tries to pass tax cuts for the wealthy that sell-out the middle class, he’s also having private conversations with members of Congress about breaking both of those major promises to the country.”
Even more frightening than the fact that Social Security could face cuts in the coming year, is the fact that Trump is entirely aware of how poorly-received the decision will be, and is waiting, sneakily, until his second term to pull the trigger. He doesn’t have to worry about winning an election any more, and it’s scary to think that there won’t be much left to keep him in check, moving forward.