Alyssa Milano Sends Open Letter To Trump: ‘We Won’t Let You Get Away With Threatening Our Families’
Alyssa Milano wrote an open letter to President Donald Trump claiming that she and millions of health care advocates will “vote Republicans out of office in November.”
“You don’t intimidate me. And you definitely don’t intimidate the millions of health care advocates who are going to vote Republicans out of office in November,” the 45-year-old actress wrote in a letter published Monday in Bustle magazine.
“Ever since becoming president, you and the Republican Party have made it your priority to raise the costs of Americans’ health care by any means necessary — but the American people are not backing down,” she added.
Milano continued, “A few months into office, you tried to destroy our entire health care system in Congress. Your plan would have padded the pockets of the wealthiest 1 percent by slashing over $800 billion from Medicaid and the health care that millions of working families rely upon. It would have raised health care costs up to 850 percent.”
At one point in the lengthy letter, the “Charmed” star claimed that the plan would have cost “American lives” and then credited “the voices of millions of health care advocates across the country” for stopping “[Trump] and the Republican Party.”
“This is the reality that you have forced on the people you were elected to serve,” the activist wrote. “For the past year-and-a-half, you and the Republican Party have tried to get your way and raised health care costs for millions of Americans by using fear, intimidation, and false statements. But no more.”
‘The American people are stronger than you, and we won’t let you get away with threatening our families, our neighbors, and our communities any longer,” she added. “We are mobilizing, because when you attack people with pre-existing conditions — whether they are black, brown or white — you attack all of us.”
Milano continued, “But in the face of your hate, we are not going anywhere. I am a woman, I am a health care voter, and I cannot wait to submit my ballot and change the tide in November.”