Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont called on President Barack Obama to keep his promise not to cut Social Security, as high-stakes deficit talks resumed Tuesday at the White House.
“If you told the American people you’re not going to cut Social Security, then don’t cut Social Security,” he said in a Senate floor speech. “Keep your word.”
While campaigning for president in September 2008, Obama vowed not to raise the Social Security retirement age or to reduce cost-of-living adjustments.
“The American people are sick and tired of candidates who run for office and say one thing and then, after they are elected, do something very different,” Sanders added.
“So, Mr. President, when you ask why the American people are frustrated with politicians, and are increasingly cynical, it has a lot to do with candidates who say one thing and do another thing.”
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Fox News personality attacks women of color for ‘pouting’ over Trump’s racist tirades
Fox News hosts at "The Five" responded to the press conference by four Congresswomen of color with outright sexism.
"Donald Trump won that press conference. Nancy and 'The Squad' lost. It looks like they want to victimize themselves even further," said host Jesse Waters, saying "We will not be silenced."
"I don’t think that’s the way to go against President Trump. You have to meet them on the same level," Waters continued, though he didn't explain what that meant. "They are continuing to play the victim and pout and now they want to impeach him for tweeting. They are saying he’s a white nationalist and he’s committing human rights violations and deporting all these people."
‘This is his plan to pit us against each other — to continue to enrich his friend’: Ilhan Omar demands Trump’s impeachment
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) ripped President Donald Trump on Monday for his "blatantly racist" attacks on the four young women of color known as "The Squad."
Omar made her remarks in a press conference with Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).
"This country was founded on the radical idea that we are created equal and endowed by our creator with inalienable rights. And, yes, we have a long way before we fully live up to those values. It is for this reason precisely that we have to take action when a president is openly violating the oath he took to the Constitution of the United States and the core values we aspire to," Omar said.
Trump goes off on ‘socialist, communist’ rant saying Democrats are ‘pro Al-Qaeda’
President Donald Trump took his racist comments even further Monday afternoon, saying that Democrats are now pro-terrorism.
"We will never be a Socialist or Communist Country. IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY HERE, YOU CAN LEAVE!" Trump ranted. "It is your choice, and your choice alone. This is about love for America. Certain people HATE our Country. They are anti-Israel, pro Al-Qaeda, and comment on the 9/11 attack, “some people did something.” Radical Left Democrats want Open Borders, which means drugs, crime, human trafficking, and much more. Detention facilities are not Concentration Camps! America has never been stronger than it is now – rebuilt Military, highest Stock Market EVER, lowest unemployment and more people working than ever before. Keep America Great!"