On CBS’s Sunday morning Face the Nation, soon-to-be White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus reiterated President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promise not to cut Medicare.
Priebus said,”I don’t think President-elect Trump wants to meddle with Medicare or Social Security. He made a promise in the campaign that that was something that he didn’t want to do.”
Priebus explained on the show that Trump plans to grow the economy and “shore up Medicare and Social Security for future generations.”
Priebus added, “If we can get 3 to 5…, 6 percent growth we’ll do that and we’ll explode the economy, and bring jobs back, and make trade more fair across the world… Lower rates for everyone and, I think, hopefully, get businesses going again so people can put more money in their pocket.”
During the presidential campaign, Trump stated he did not want to change Social Security or cut Medicare or Medicaid programs.
Trump told The Daily Signal last year, “I’m not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican, and I’m not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid.”
Below is a video of the full interview:
H/T: The Hill
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