Trump Threatens Social Security After Already Struggling With Seniors
August 10, 2020
After already losing ground with seniors because of his failed coronavirus response, Trump took it a step further this weekend by signing an executive action that threatens Social Security, which he said he’ll make permanent if he’s reelected.
Trump’s executive action could jeopardize Social Security, and if he is reelected Trump said that he would permanently cut the taxes that fund it.
CNN: “Coronavirus has already dealt a blow to Social Security’s finances. Trump’s payroll tax holiday could make it worse”
CNN: “If he’s reelected, Trump said, he plans to forgive the taxes and make permanent cuts to the payroll taxes.”
Trump has already lost ground with seniors as a result of his failed coronavirus response — now he’s making it worse.
Washington Post: “Trump’s frantic new effort to win back seniors is already failing”
NBC News: “Trump has lost his senior advantage. And that could cost him in November.”
Trump previously suggested cutting Social Security and Medicare would be on his agenda if he wins reelection.
JOE KERNEN: “Entitlements ever be on your plate?”
TRUMP: “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.”