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Trump in Davos: Cutting Social Security and Medicare is “Easiest of All Things”

Today in Davos, Switzerland, Donald Trump once again broke his promise to defend Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Asked if those programs could face funding cuts, Trump told CNBC, “At some point they will be. […] You know, that’s actually the easiest of all things, if you look, cause it’s such a big percentage.”

“Nevada saw through Trump’s empty rhetoric three years ago ⁠— we were right,” said Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy II. “He promised time and again to defend our hard-earned retirement and health care. Instead, he’s happily stabbing us in the back. We deserve a leader who stands with working families in Nevada, not billionaires in Switzerland.”


Promise:  “We will protect Medicare, and we will protect your Social Security. And remember, when I was on that stage, I was the only one that said I’m going to protect your Social Security, and I have. And you’ve heard a lot of talk from a lot of people about Social Security. You never heard it from Donald J. Trump.”  [Trump Campaign Rally, Elko NV, 10/20/18]

Reality: Trump proposed slashing billions from Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid in his 2020 budget.