There’s a saying: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Throughout his 2016 presidential campaign, there were promises Donald Trump made to the bulk of his voters. The hallmark of his campaign promises was his vow to never cut Social Security, Medicaid, or Medicare.
A credible, anonymous Congressman came forward, however, and blew that promise to smithereens, saying President Donald Trump had mentioned cutting Social Security on more than one occasion. This unnamed Congressman met with reporters in Capital Hill, where he said 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.”
According to the Congressman, this was purposefully said away from the public because the president is aware it would be considered an unpopular decision. In a statement to Shareblue Media, American Bridge’s deputy communications director, Andrew Bates, exposed the discussions Trump held behind closed doors regarding long term plans.
“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.”
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What’s even more frightening is that Trump is aware of how bad this would go over with his base and the country, and he’s waiting for his second term, when he no longer has to worry about re-election. If what we’re seeing right now are the choices he makes when he’s confident that he’ll serve a second term, what horrible plans does he have if he does win in 2020?
Hopefully, we will never know.