America's tough-loving dad, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, has done the most dad thing ever: he brought a giant printout of one of Trump's infamous tweets to the Senate floor today. Whether or not you agree with his politics, you have to admit this dude is a badass.
The Senate is currently debating the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare, which both GOP lawmakers and President-elect Donald Trump have promised to repeal. Trump promised during his campaign, among many other things, that he would not cut health insurance for low-income Americans. So to hold him to his word, Sanders brought the receipts.
The printed out Trump tweet from May 2015 reads: “I was the first & only potential GOP candidate to state there will be no cuts to Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid. Huckabee copied me.”
Here is Senator Sanders on the Senate floor with his visual aid:
Sanders said that if Trump intends to cut Medicare or Medicaid, he should admit that he was lying during his campaign.
“Millions of people voted for him on the belief that he would keep his word,” he said on the Senate floor. “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.”
BERNIE SANDERS FOR PRESIDENT. Oh wait, we already tried that.