Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann went on the offense against President Barack Obama during a Republican primary debate in Florida Monday.
The congresswoman suggested that the president “stole” money to enact his Affordable Care Act.
“We also need to know that for those who are not yet on the system, the system simply has to be reformed in order for it to work,” Bachmann said, referring to Social Security.
“The same goes with Medicare. We know that President Obama stole over $500 billion out of Medicare to switch it over to Obamacare.”
The Huffington Post’s Sam Stein noted that the word “stole” was not the standard Republican attack on Obama, “which holds that Obama simply cut Medicare by $500 billion over the course of 10 years.”
Political satirist Lizz Winstead took away a different message.
“SHORTER BACHMANN President Obama is a black man who broke into your house and stole your money,” she tweeted.
Watch this video from CNN’s Tea Party Debate, broadcast Sept. 12, 2011.
Fox News cuts Trump livefeed after he whines his ‘favorite network’ isn’t treating him ‘great’
Fox News on Wednesday cut away from a speech being delivered by President Donald Trump shortly after he complained that the network isn't treating him as fairly as it should.
While talking before the Faith & Freedom Coalition, Trump mentioned that he was watching his "favorite network" recently -- and then he went off on a tangent on how this network needed to do a better job of being nice to him.
"[Fox News] doesn’t always treat me so great, by the way," he said. "They could do better. But at least they are fair!"
Shortly afterward, Fox stopped its lived feed of Trump's speech and host Harris Faulkner jumped in to recap other aspects of the president's speech, including "Merry Christmas coming back."
Trump-loving actor hilariously roasted for complaining that a Canadian team won’t visit the White House
Kevin Sorbo, a Trump-loving actor best known for playing Hercules in the TV series "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys," drew instant ridicule this week after he bitterly complained about a Canadian team that wouldn't visit President Donald Trump at the White House.
Earlier this week, Toronto Raptors guard Danny Green said that his team would not accept an invitation to the White House thanks to the behavior of President Donald Trump.
"I try to respect everybody in every field that they do regardless of how crazy things are," Green explained. "But he makes it really hard. He makes it very, very tough to respect how he goes about things and does things. To put it politely, I think it’s a hard no."
Evangelicals wildly chant ‘4 more years’ after Trump claims mothers are ‘executing’ their infants after birth
Speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition 2019 Road to Majority Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, President Donald Trump claimed that infants were being "executed" after birth.
"Unfortunately, Democrat politicians have become increasingly hostile to pro-life Americans, who want to help more children find a loving home and share their dreams with the world," Trump told the evangelical crowd.
"Virtually every top Democrat now supports taxpayer-funded abortion right up to the moment of birth. By the way, if you watched Virginia, the governor, after the moment of birth -- that was something that nobody -- that was something that nobody heard of before. After the moment of birth."