According to Vox, President Donald Trump’s budget proposal for 2020 contradicts some of his most salient campaign promises to his supporters: that he would not touch funding for Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security.
“I’m not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican and I’m not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid,” he said in 2015.
But over the next decade, Trump’s 2020 budget proposes a $1.5 trillion cut to Medicaid, a $25 billion cut to Social Security, and an $845 billion cut to Medicare.
And since his election, the Trump administration has tried to budge on Trump’s pledge to involve only Social Security and Medicare. In March, Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Russ Vought said that the president is “keeping his commitment to Americans by not making changes to Medicare and Social Security.”
But, like “every other Republican,” Trump is breaking his promise through repeatedly backing efforts to slash funding from these assistance programs.
The White House did not give a response to Vox’s request for comment.