"Even Tea Party people don't like it," he said on Monday morning's edition of "Fox & Friends."
"They're attacking Social Security — the Republicans — they're attacking Medicare and Medicaid, but they're not saying how to make the country rich again," he added.
Co-host Brian Kilmeade had asked Trump why he didn't support cutting "entitlement" programs "like your buddy Chris Christie." Trump went on to say that America's real problem is that it has lost manufacturing jobs to China.
"People have been paying in for years. They're gonna cut Social Security. They're gonna cut Medicare. They're gonna cut Medicaid," he said. "I'm the one saying that's saying I'm not gonna do that!"
"I'm gonna make us so rich you don't have to do those things," Trump added.
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