Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, January 25, 2020

From "I'm not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid" to hell yes I'm coming for your social safety net. In an interview with CNBC, [Donald] Trump was asked, "Entitlements ever [going to] be on your plate?" To which the man who said "I'm not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican and I'm not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid" responded, "At some point they will be. We have tremendous growth. We're going to have tremendous growth. This next year I"it'll be toward the end of the year. The growth is going to be incredible. And at the right time, we will take a look at that. You know, that's actually the easiest of all things, if you look, cause it's such a big percentage." Asked specifically about Medicaid, Trump told host Joe Kernen, "We're going to look" and then launched into a typical speech about how hes done so much for African Americans, who despise him, and failing to give his predecessor any credit whatsoever for the numbers:

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Well, it will be useless to say how much this will hurt his base. Talk about a mega-collection of abused spouses. They'll put up with anything.

Having said that, this is the sort of behavior that may teach Trump that his base is smaller than he thinks.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-23 12:33 PM | Reply

"At some point they will be. We have tremendous growth. We're going to have tremendous growth.

Lie and lie.

They might juice the economy right before the election by manipulating taxes (not sure they'll get a cut through the House) but it'll just be another parlor trick to be paid for by some future generation that isn't worth a crap thinking about now.

Because you know, there's an election to win and money to be had NOW!

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2020-01-23 02:00 PM | Reply

I think Benedict Donald must be tired of being president.
This would be the final nail.

#3 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-01-24 07:38 AM | Reply

Guess it just depends on what you want to read into the statement.

#4 | Posted by MSgt at 2020-01-25 01:56 PM | Reply

"it just depends on what you want to read into the statement."

Other than cut Medicare? What are you reading?

#5 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-01-25 02:16 PM | Reply

Hmmm, I read it that he is thinking there will be so much money due to his booming economy that they will be able to increase the SS payments, etc.

#6 | Posted by sawdust at 2020-01-25 02:53 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

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