Even self-styled “conservative Republican” Donald Trump had to wag his finger at the potential slate of GOP presidential candidates on Monday after hearing their plans to tackle Social Security.
“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.
Last week, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) all floated ideas to change Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
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.
Watch the clip, courtesy of Fox News: