Every single Democratic presidential candidate on stage Thursday night during the second round of debates said that illegal immigrants should get government health insurance.
The collective group of ten candidates was asked if “undocumented immigrants” deserve health coverage paid for by the American taxpayer.
“A lot of you have been talking about government health care plans you proposed in one form or another. This is a show of hands question and hold them up so people can see. Raise your hand if your government plan would provide coverage for undocumented immigrants,” moderator Savannah Guthrie asked.
All ten candidates raised their hands in support of the proposal.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders previously said that his “Medicare for All” plan would cover the approximately 11 million illegal immigrants currently residing in the United States. (RELATED: Bernie Sanders: Medicare For All Would ‘Absolutely’ Cover Illegal Immigrants)
Sanders’s health care plan would reportedly cost trillions of dollars over the course of a decade.
The first three Democratic candidates who spoke at the second night of the Democratic debates on Thursday night admitted that they would raise taxes on Americans to pay for their government proposals.
President Donald Trump reacted to the moment on Twitter, writing, “All Democrats just raised their hands for giving millions of illegal aliens unlimited healthcare. How about taking care of American Citizens first!? That’s the end of that race!”
All Democrats just raised their hands for giving millions of illegal aliens unlimited healthcare. How about taking care of American Citizens first!? That’s the end of that race!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 28, 2019