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Wed May 24, 2017, 06:13 PM

Here Are All The Times Donald Trump Promised Not To Cut Medicaid

Romper.com
May 22, 2017


On Monday, White House sources teased President Donald Trump's plan to jeopardize the health coverage of 74 million Americans.

Although Trump repeatedly promised to not cut Medicaid while on the campaign trail, his proposed budget plan will slash a whopping $800 million dollars from the program.

If the president's plan succeeds, it will leave a devastating number of children, as well as disabled and elderly citizens, uninsured.

The proposed 2018 budget plan..comes on the heels of House Republicans' May 4 vote to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act.
In these already uncertain and frightening times, Trump's budget comes as another blow to middle class and low-income families who depend on Medicaid to survive.

What's even more upsetting is that the president assured voters this nightmare scenario would not happen.

Two years ago, on May 21, 2015, Trump told the right-wing publication
The Daily Signal:
"I'm not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican and I'm not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid...Every other Republican is going to cut, and even if they wouldn't, they don't know what to do because they don't know where the money is...I do."

Trump even went so far as to brag about his allegiance to saving Medicaid, tweeting that he was the "first & only GOP candidate" to pledge there would be
"no cuts" to the life-saving program.

"I was the first & only potential GOP candidate to state there will be no cuts to Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid..Huckabee copied me."
-- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2015

(The Romper.com article ends with the following statement)
"Unfortunately, it has become increasingly clear that the president's 'word' boils down to nothing at all..The only hope for a fully-funded Medicaid now lies with a
GOP controlled Congress."

More + links + photos:
Google: "Here's All The Times Donald Trump Promised Not To Cut Medicaid"
(For some reason, I was unable to post a working link to this article)

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 06:24 PM

1. I think you have a bad link

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Wed May 24, 2017, 06:33 PM

2. I know, thanks

I took out the link because it gets you to another Romper.com article

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #2)

Wed May 24, 2017, 06:35 PM

3. Okay

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #3)

Wed May 24, 2017, 06:53 PM

4. It's the best article I could find on Trump's promises not to cut Medicaid

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and even without a direct link, it's worth reading the entire article (via Google)

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