Trump: Dems ‘Are Radical Socialists’ Who Want To Make USA Into Venezuela

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump ripped growing calls among many within the Democratic Party for a single payer health care system, in a new op-ed for USA Today.

“The truth is that the centrist Democratic Party is dead. The new Democrats are radical socialists who want to model America’s economy after Venezuela,” Trump wrote. “If Democrats win control of Congress this November, we will come dangerously closer to socialism in America. Government-run health care is just the beginning.”

Trump hammered home a message of protecting current healthcare programs. “I am committed to resolutely defending Medicare and Social Security from the radical socialist plans of the Democrats.” He consistently mentions growing calls within the Democratic Party to advance Medicare for All, a plan he decries as dangerous and potentially bankrupting for the nation.

Trump characterized Medicare for All “as single-payer health care system that eliminates all private and employer-based health care plans and would cost an astonishing $32.6 trillion during its first 10 years.”

The president has consistently repeated this message in nearly nightly rallies across the country while stumping for Republican candidates in the 2018 midterm election.