Bernie Sanders just went ALL IN on Trump’s latest cabinet pick

Donald Trump asked workers and seniors to vote for him because he was the only Republican candidate who would not cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid — programs that are of life-and-death importance for millions of Americans. Now, he has nominated a person for secretary of Health and Human Services, Rep. Tom Price, who has a long history of wanting to do exactly the opposite of what Trump campaigned on. Rep. Price has a long history of wanting to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. What hypocrisy! Price doesn’t care, his health care is pay for by us & it’s for life.

According to UU Bernie Sanders just attacked President-elect Trump in a statement today, slamming his pick of Rep. Tim Price for secretary of Health and Human Services as a blatant contradiction to one of his biggest campaign promises to protect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid:

“Donald Trump asked workers and seniors to vote for him because he was the only Republican candidate who would not cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid — programs that are of life-and-death importance for millions of Americans. Now, he has nominated a person for secretary of Health and Human Services, Rep. Tom Price, who has a long history of wanting to do exactly the opposite of what Trump campaigned on. Rep. Price has a long history of wanting to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. What hypocrisy!

“Mr. Trump needs to tell the American people that what he said during the campaign were just lies, or else appoint an HHS secretary who will protect these programs and do what Trump said he would do.”

Trump’s promises to preserve these systems goes back to the very beginning of his campaign:

“Every Republican wants to do a big number on social security,” Trump said at a pre-primary town hall last year. “They wanna do it on Medicare, they wanna do it on Medicaid, and we can’t do that. It’s not fair to the people that have been paying in for years and now all of a sudden they wanna be cut because all of a sudden the Republicans and the Democrats don’t know how to bring jobs back to our country.”

However, Trump’s recent Cabinet pick has been vocal about his desire to radically change these government programs, also advocating for repealing Obamacare and falling in line with Paul Ryan’s plan to privatize Medicare, which is expected to result in health premiums doubling for lower class seniors.

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