One of President Trump’s hallmark campaign promises was that he would never cut Medicaid, Medicare, or Social Security. So, of course, he’s planning on cutting Social Security.
An unnamed congressman met with several reporters on Capitol Hill to discuss Trump’s long-term plans. 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.”
He purposely said this away from the public, knowing that it would be a very unpopular decision.
“When Donald Trump launched his campaign, he pledged to the American people that he would not cut Medicare or Social Security,” Andrew Bates, deputy communications director for American Bridge, said in a statement to Shareblue Media. “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.”
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.