Trump Sets Record Straight

Donald Trump

( – Expressing that he truly cares about Americans’ health and social security and that he is committed to leading America on the greatest path forward, former President Donald Trump aimed to clarify remarks from earlier this week regarding potential changes to entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare.

In a recent interview with Breitbart News, Trump assured, “I will never do anything that will jeopardize or hurt Social Security or Medicare. We’ll have to do it elsewhere. But we’re not going to do anything to hurt them.”

“There’s so many things we can do,” Trump elaborated. “There’s so much cutting and so much waste in so many other areas, but I’ll never do anything to hurt Social Security.”

Biden criticized Trump’s remarks in an interview with CNBC in which he discussed addressing long-term solvency issues with entitlement programs.

“So first of all, there is a lot you can do in terms of entitlements, in terms of cutting,” Trump said. “And in terms of, also, the theft and the bad management of entitlements — tremendous bad management of entitlements — there’s tremendous amounts of things and numbers of things you can do.”

Biden quickly responded and pledged to resist any attempts to cut Social Security or Medicare. His campaign promptly turned Trump’s comments into an ad, which warned voters in battleground states that the former president and presumptive GOP nominee would threaten entitlement programs.

Trump has been inflexible that Republicans should not touch Social Security or Medicare, a break from GOP orthodoxy and from some primary rivals who argued steps needed to be taken, such as raising the retirement age, to ensure the programs are solvent for years to come.

The Republicans’ budget plan for the upcoming fiscal year focused on enhancing Medicaid work requirements, reducing government spending, and revising economic policies enacted during the last Democratic-led Congress.

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