‘Liar in chief’: Trump trolled over old tweet vowing he would never make cuts to Medicaid, Medicare

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During the presidential campaign, Trump pledged not to touch benefit programmes such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

US President Donald Trump’s old tweets have once again come back to haunt him after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi resurfaced a 2015 post about Medicaid and Medicare cuts. On Monday (12 February), the Trump administration unveiled a $4.4 trillion budget plan that proposed massive and historical cuts to several programmes, executive departments and agencies.

The proposed budget for fiscal 2019 also recommends deep cuts to federal Medicaid funding, reducing Medicare spending and calls for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Trump’s proposal also proposes significant cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and the State Department while increasing funding for his long-promised wall on the Mexican border and an increase in the Pentagon’s budget.

During the presidential campaign, Trump pledged not to touch benefit programmes such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid – a promise that Pelosi reminded him of via Twitter.

“There really is a tweet for everything,” Pelosi tweeted while quote tweeting Trump’s older message. “Note: #TrumpBudget cuts health care funding, including Medicaid.”

Trump’s May 2015 tweet read: “I was the first & only potential GOP candidate to state there will be no cuts to Social Security & Medicaid. Huckabee copied me.” Trump was referencing then-GOP rival Mike Huckabee.

The resurfaced tweet immediately triggered a fresh wave of criticism against Trump in light of his budget proposal for the fiscal year 2019 slamming his campaign promise as “yet another Trump lie.”

“Surprise, the lying liar @realDonaldTrump lied again,” one Twitter user wrote.

“Take from the poor to give to the rich,” another added.

One person tweeted: “Dear Trump supporters. Behold your liar-in-chief. You’ve been hoodwinked.”

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There really is a tweet for everything.

Note: #TrumpBudget cuts health care funding, including Medicaid. https://t.co/g4Spdc1pc9

TRUMP TWEET: “I was the first & only GOP candidate to state there will be no cuts to Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid.”

TRUMP BUDGET: Cuts Medicare $237 Billion, the EPA 34% & State Dept. 27% to offset his tax cuts for the rich.#TrumpBudget is as MORALLY BANKRUPT as he is.

And again… https://t.co/5Z4E42l215

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Once again Trump proves himself to be a liar. Not surprising, but targets our country’s aging population, and I venture to say, many of whom are a good portion of his base. It was only a matter of time before he put the screws to them. Hope they realize it.

As a candidate, Trump pledged there would be zero cuts to:

1. Medicare
2. Medicaid
3. Social Security

As president, Trump’s budget has large cuts to:

1. Medicare
2. Medicaid
3. Social Securityhttps://t.co/EuEhbYnAA2

The people who voted for him voted against their own interests. Maybe this will bring them out of their Trump Trance. Just maybe.

Not only is Mexico NOT paying for the wall, but Trump is failing the protect Medicare and Medicaid like he promised. #TrumpBudget #MAGA #MAGAfail

Trump’s 2019 budget looks to cut Medicaid by $300 billion, Disability programs by $70+ billion, and SNAP by $213 billion!

This is absurd, disgusting and un-American!

Again, his word means nothing.

In Trump’s defense, he is keeping his campaign promise to run this country like one of his businesses.

Remember when Trump boasted about how he was the first @GOP candidate who wouldn’t cut Medicaid during his campaign on live television for millions to see…

Well his latest budget cuts over $237 billion from Medicaid.

Liar-in-Chief everyone.

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