Ted Cruz caught Donald Trump lying about his support for socialized medicine and universal health care during the tenth GOP debate on Thursday night.
During an exchange between the two frontrunners, Cruz asks the bloviating billionaire and reality TV star whether he had ever supported socialized medicine — whether Trump had ever said that “the government is going to pay” for getting everyone covered with health insurance.
“Donald, true or false, you’ve said that the government should pay for everyone’s healthcare?” Cruz asked Trump.
“That’s false,” Trump immediately answers with no hesitation whatsoever.
Unfortunately for Donald Trump, there’s that thing that exists on the internet called a video which shows him speaking in his own words — recent words — not from 15-20 years ago, but on Sept. 27, 2015.
In the 60 Minutes interview with Scott Pelley last year, after Trump became a presidential candidate, Trump says in regards to the uninsured that he’s going to “take care of everybody.”
“But who pays for it?” Pelley asks Trump.
“The government’s going to pay for it,” Trump passionately answered. “But we’re going to save so much money on the other side,” he explained about his government-run health care scheme.
Promises of massive savings were also made by another government-managed health care scheme. The average family would save $2,500 per year, Barack Obama promised about Obamacare.
Hey Don, When “the government pays for it,” that is “socialized medicine,” okay? You can’t be for repealing Obamacare and for making health care better when you’re calling for even more government intrusion in the system. Government intervention is what’s wrong with the current system.
This is another major lie from Trump regarding his policy positions — one of many — spoken from the man who calls everyone else liars to cover up his own lies.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 26, 2016