Sen. Bernie Sanders printed out a large Donald Trump tweet and brought it on the Senate floor in an attempt to make a point about cutting Medicare and Medicaid.
“Millions of people voted for him on the belief that he would keep his word,” Sanders said in reference to Trump’s promises during the election campaign.
Sanders was calling on Trump to veto any cuts to Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid.
“I was the first & only potential GOP candidate to state there will be no cuts to Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid,” Trump tweeted in May 2015. “Huckabee copied me.” He was referring to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who was running for president.
“If he was sincere, then I would hope that tomorrow or maybe today he could send out a tweet and tell his Republican colleagues to stop wasting their time and all of our time. And for Mr. Trump to tell the American people that he will veto any proposal that cuts Medicare, that cuts Medicaid or that cuts Social Security,” he added.
But Sanders decision to print out the tweet appeared to backfire after Twitter users Photoshopped the picture into a meme.
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