Sen Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday blasted President Trump’s cuts to programs like Medicaid and Medicare, saying that he hasn’t lived up to his campaign promises and that “he’s going to war against working people” in America.
“Trump campaigned, he said, ‘I will not cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid,’ ” Sanders said on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time.” “His budget, trillion-dollar cut in Medicaid proposal, $500 billion in Medicare, massive cuts in education, nutrition programs. He’s going to war against working people.”
Sanders called Trump a “tool” for the wealthiest individuals in the country, adding that he thinks the “American people understand that.”
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Trump has often pointed to the unemployment rate as evidence that his administration is substantially improving the economy. The unemployment rate reached 3.8 percent in May, the lowest level since 2000, according to the U.S. Labor Department.
Sanders acknowledged that the economy is doing well in regards to unemployment, but that low wages are a more crucial problem.
“The crisis of our time are low wages, people can’t afford healthcare, can’t afford prescription drugs, can’t afford to send their kids to college. Those are the issues that Trump is not dealing with.”
Sanders is still considering a 2020 presidential run, according to his senior advisor and 2016 campaign manager Jeff Weaver.