Proving yet again that he’s either a pathological liar or someone with no frontal lobe, President Trump completely contradicted himself within two separate statements on Social Security barely 24 hours apart.
The President appears to be walking back comments he made during a live town hall on Fox News Thursday night in which he vowed to cut medical and social security if given a second term.
“Oh, we’ll be cutting,” Trump said in response to how he’ll handle the enormous debt incurred under his watch. “We’re also going to have growth like you’ve never seen before.”
While we no longer expect this president to have specifics or say anything that doesn’t resemble a late-night infomercial huckster, he then vowed not to touch these cherished programs that workers pay into their who lives.
“I will protect your Social Security and Medicare, just as I have for the past 3 years,” Trump tweeted, claiming that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden “will destroy both in very short order, and he won’t even know he’s doing it!”
I will protect your Social Security and Medicare, just as I have for the past 3 years. Sleepy Joe Biden will destroy both in very short order, and he won’t even know he’s doing it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 6, 2020
This incident isn’t the only example Trump has contradicted himself. Even though this deranged carnival barker doesn’t deal in facts or reality, the fact remains that his 2021 budget calls for $850 billion in cuts to Medicare and $30 billion in Social Security.
Trump’s pathetic walk-back on Friday mirrored remarks from January when he told CNBC that he would be open to cutting entitlement programs down the road, only to then tweet after the interview aired that he would protect Social Security.