DONALD TRUMP CAMPAIGN SHREDS DESANTIS ON RETIREMENT BENEFITS
According to Trump spokeswoman Steven Cheung, the Trump campaign attacked Gov. Ron DeSantis’, R-Fla., voting record on retirement benefits, calling the Florida governor a collaborator with “globalist controllers.”
“DeSantis is colluding with his globalist handlers to go full Never Trump in order to gaslight the people into thinking that Medicare and Social Security should be ripped away from hard-working Americans,” Cheung said in an official statement.
“President Trump has made it clear that he will always stand on the side of Americans, and protect benefits seniors worked for and paid for their entire lives.”
The governor DeSantis’ voting history during his time as a congressman was recorded by the campaign in a data compilation that was also made public. According to their evidence, they asserted that the then-congressman consistently voted against the Medicare and Social Security benefit programs:
- DeSantis voted three times to raise the eligibility for full Social Security benefits to age 70 in 2013, 2014, and 2015,
- DeSantis voted six times to “turn Medicare into a voucher program,”
- DeSantis voted twice to cute Medicare benefits,
- DeSantis voted six times to raise the age of eligibility for Medicare.
The Trump team added that “the majority of Americans remain unified in their opposition to these policies,” despite the fact that Ron DeSantis has long endorsed measures to decrease Social Security and Medicare benefits as well as raise the programs’ eligibility ages.
The campaign referenced recent AP-NORC research that revealed 79% of American respondents opposed lowering Social Security and 70% opposed raising the eligibility age for Medicare benefits to age 70.
Just a few days prior, the Trump team criticized DeSantis for “flip-flopping” on the Sunshine State’s long-standing “Resign to Run” statute, which has appeared to prohibit him from formally declaring his candidacy.
“Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is currently on a monthlong, taxpayer-funded presidential campaign schedule paid for by Florida taxpayers, and new questions are emerging as to whether this will force DeSantis to resign from office,” the campaign stated last week.