Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said President Donald Trump‘s executive actions on Saturday signaled his intention to dismantle Social Security and Medicare if he’s re-elected.
During an MSNBC interview with “AM Joy” host Zerlina Maxwell, Clinton described Trump’s actions as a “stunt.”
Clinton said Trump hinted at ending the financial contributions that Americans make to fund crucial government programs like Social Security and Medicare.
She called his proposal unconstitutional and said she doubted he had the authority to discontinue those programs and wondered if he had given much thought to how the process would even work.
“He’s bypassing Congress, trying to spend money he has no authority to direct, and it’s also meant to be a big diversion from the hard work Congress should be engaged in to provide the relief tens of millions of Americans need,” Clinton said.
She warned that if Americans were unlucky enough to have Trump as president again, he would hurt not only the elderly, but all Americans, including the younger generation that will one day have to rely on programs like Social Security and Medicare.
The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee expressed hope that Republicans can “find their patriotism and conscience” while trying to reach an agreement regarding a realistic stimulus relief package.
When asked her opinion about Presidential nominee Joe Biden’s possible VP pick, Clinton didn’t endorse anyone, nor did she admit to having a favorite among Biden’s likely top choices.
Characterizing Trump as “a wannabe authoritarian,” Clinton concluded the Sunday morning interview by reminding viewers that Americans have to do everything possible to defeat Donald Trump on November 3rd.
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