Former President Donald Trump came out in support of Medicare on Friday (January 21), warning Congressional Republicans not to cut “a single penny” from social security or Medicare.
Trump’s call comes as Republicans prepare to leverage the debt ceiling to secure spending cuts.
The former President took to Truth Social to urge Republicans not to “vote to cut a single penny from Medicare or Social Security” to pay for the Biden administration’s spending, which he described as “reckless.”
He asserted Biden’s spending was “more reckless” than ever in the nation’s history.
Rather than cut social security or Medicare, Trump suggested Republicans target other spending like the funding of “corrupt foreign countries,” “left-wing gender programs from our military,” and “climate extremism.”
He also added that Republicans pursue “waste, fraud, and abuse everywhere we can find it.”
Trump continued, explaining to Republicans in Congress that although Biden’s “out of control spending” needed to be stopped, it was “Washington bureaucrats” who should bear the responsibility, not “hard-working American families and American seniors.”
He added that seniors had been “absolutely destroyed” for two years.
Trump’s comments on Medicare and social security mirror messaging of his 2016 campaign but comes as Republicans prepare to block raising the debt ceiling until their demands on federal government spending are met.
The former President, who announced a 2024 Presidential bid in November, continued his attack on Biden for his spending despite the national debt rising by $7 trillion during his four years in the Oval Office.