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Sen. Bernie Sanders Fights Entitlement Cuts with Giant Trump Tweet

HeadlineJan 05, 2017

On the Senate floor, Vermont independent Senator Bernie Sanders displayed a giant printout of a Donald Trump tweet, calling on the president-elect to make good on a campaign promise not to cut Social Security or healthcare entitlements. Trump’s tweet, from May of 2015, read, “I was the first & only potential GOP candidate to state there will be no cuts to Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid.” This is Senator Sanders.

Sen. Bernie Sanders: “If he was sincere, then I would hope that tomorrow, or maybe today, he could send out a tweet and tell his Republican colleagues to stop wasting their time and all of our time, and for Mr. Trump to tell the American people that he will veto any proposal that cuts Medicare, that cuts Medicaid and that cuts Social Security.”

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