President Trump came forth on Wednesday to lash out against Democrats over their promotion of “Medicare for all,” publishing an op-ed in USA Today that their efforts would threaten seniors while comparing the single-payer plan to radical socialism.
“The Democrats’ plan means that after a life of hard work and sacrifice, seniors would no longer be able to depend on the benefits they were promised,” Trump wrote. “In practice, the Democratic Party’s so-called Medicare for All would really be Medicare for None. Under the Democrats’ plan, today’s Medicare would be forced to die.”
“The new Democrats are radical socialists who want to model America’s economy after Venezuela,” he wrote.
Trump’s latest hit-piece comes about a month ahead of November’s midterm elections when healthcare is expected to be an essential issue for voters.
“If Democrats win control of Congress this November, we will come dangerously closer to socialism in America,” Trump wrote. “Government-run health care is just the beginning. Democrats are also pushing massive government control of education, private-sector businesses and other major sectors of the U.S. economy.”
“Every single citizen will be harmed by such a radical shift in American culture and life. Virtually everywhere it has been tried, socialism has brought suffering, misery, and decay,” the president continued.
The op-ed also follows Republican Speaker Paul Ryan dealt out echoing criticisms on Tuesday of Medicare for All, arguing that it proves that the Democratic Party has “gone off the rails.”
Here’s how Americans reacted:
I call bullshit, there’s no way he wrote an op-ed, because he doesn’t have a firm enough grasp of language and words.
— Scott Troutman (@ScottShot83) October 10, 2018
More fear mongering. He didn't even write this.
— Barbara Daddario (@BarbaraDaddari2) October 10, 2018
Imagine being against free healthcare
— Lorelei Princz (@Bog_Bitch) October 10, 2018
LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK