Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, said Democratic efforts to tie Trump to campaign comments about preserving entitlement programs miss the mark, and that his talks with Trump show the president is prepared to back entitlement reform so long as current beneficiaries don’t see their benefits cut.
…“Some people are taking his comments to say he doesn’t want to look at anything on entitlement reform,” said Meadows. “In my conversations with him, that was not the case. It was more about the benefits that seniors have earned currently.”
As a candidate, Trump promised to “save Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security without cuts.”
This is a huge broken promise by Trump, since he campaigned as being the only TeaGOPer who promised never to touch social safety net programs.