Ahead of his trip to Iowa next week, Donald Trump once again broke his promise to defend Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Asked in Davos, Switzerland, 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.”
“Donald Trump should be ashamed to show his face in Iowa,” said Iowa Democratic Party Communications Director Mandy McClure. “He’s openly running on broken promises and cruel attacks on working families’ hard-earned retirement and health care. Iowans deserve a president who has our backs, and in November, we’re going to send one to the White House.”
BACKGROUND ON TRUMP’S BROKEN PROMISES
Promise: “So if I run for president and if I win, I would totally succeed in […] saving Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, without cutting it down to the bone because it’s not fair to people that have been paying for their whole lives and other people and it’s not fair to future people coming up, and we can do it.” [Iowa Freedom Summit, Des Moines IA, 1/24/2015]
Reality: Trump proposed slashing billions from Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid in his 2020 budget.