Six days away from Trump’s inauguration, the public has heard and digested an extreme amount of political promises and Donald Trump has said that he will do many things, often contradicting himself. However, his lack of political experience results in an unpredictable presidency. He is not the “traditional” or “typical” Republican politician – or has the public been simply and decisively deceived?
Often we have heard that he is not the typical Republican because he has made certain promises to retain policies that are rare within his party. As his presidency approaches, we have had an unfortunate realization that politicians often do not follow their campaign promises. Donald Trump made many campaign promises to the American people, pretending to be on the side of working people. Many of these promises were complete lies.
As the Republicans have control of all levels of government, except a tie in the supreme court with a current vacancy, they are now finally able to do what they have wished to do this whole time. Repeal Obamacare. “Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, 20 million Americans have gained health care coverage,” said HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell. Surely, these 20 million people who are now insured under Obamacare and couldn’t afford health care otherwise would be enough for a politician to, at the very least, not repeal Obamacare?
I was the first & only potential GOP candidate to state there will be no cuts to Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid. Huckabee copied me.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2015
Clearly, Trump has stated that he is a unique candidate because he is a GOP candidate who doesn’t want to repeal Obamacare but was he telling the truth? Absolutely not. The health care plan on his official campaign website states: “But none of these positive reforms can be accomplished without Obamacare repeal. On Day One of the Trump Administration, we will ask Congress to immediately deliver a full repeal of Obamacare.”
Donald Trump, Mike Pence, and Paul Ryan are now set to repeal key provisions of Obamacare with a fully controlled Republican congress and a Republican president. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) gave a speech at the senate quoting Donald Trump’s promise not to cut Medicaid and Medicare. Sen. Sanders pointed out his lies, deception, and hypocrisy. Donald Trump and his administration lied in order to give off the appearance that he was a candidate who was somehow not going to be Romney-esque.
The reality is that he deceived Americans. Trump, Ryan, and Pence do not seem to care enough about the American people and the working class that Donald Trump had touted as his priority because he will strip health insurance away from 20 million of those same working class people.