During his 2016 Presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised voters that he would not make any cuts to Medicare. As President, Trump broke this promise.
In 2017, Trump worked with Republicans in Congress to pass a $1.5 trillion tax cut for billionaires and the wealthiest corporations — recklessly exploding our country’s deficit. Then, in his 2019 budget proposal, Trump proposed slashing Medicare by $845 billion over the next 10 years, saying we need to cut the program in order to balance the budget.
Not only did Trump turn his back on one of the most deeply popular social programs in the history of the United States, but he jeopardized Medicare coverage for 60 million seniors and put the future of the entire program at risk.