Trumps says no to Social Security Cuts
Donald Trump, chairman and president of the Trump Organization, pledged not to cut Social Security benefits if he became president.
“I’m not going to be cutting Social Security and I will tell you I appreciated what Ed Schultz said. He happens to be right,”
Trump, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, said at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Schultz, an MSNBC host, recently praised Trump for his business experience and his stance on entitlement programs.
“He’s created more jobs than any of them, than all of the candidates put together. He’s done more deals, he’s signed more contracts, he has the business experience, he’s the guy who’s taking the risk,” Schultz said. “He’s the guy who has been successful. I mean, Trump’s business experience, compared to the rest of the Republican field, is unparalleled, so why don’t they listen to him?”
I woke up in the middle of the night last night and reached for Google news on my iPad. Exactly what is Trump’s take on Retirement and Social Security? I decided to watch as many interviews of Trump as I could find. Earplug in my ears and my wife soundly asleep by my side, I listened, and learned, and made an opinion. I couldn’t disagree with anything Trump said. Nothing. I finally put the iPad down after about 45 minutes and tried to go back to sleep.
As to his take on Social Security?
“You can get rid of the waste and the abuse, and you get rid of that and you have to keep it,” Trump said. “People have paid in for many, many years and it’s very unfair to cut them, so I’m very strong. We’ll take the money back from China and everybody else.”