At a town hall event on Fox News Thursday, President Donald Trump dropped a bombshell: He will be looking to cut entitlements.
The impression that the president will be coming after America's two foremost entitlement programs — long held a "third rail" of American politics — caused an explosion of outrage on social media:
Trump will cut your Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid to give even more tax breaks to billionaires and his bud… https://t.co/WYLUtEnKro— Swing Left (@Swing Left) 1583454338.0
We need to ensure the well-being of our seniors by protecting Medicare and Social Security, not slashing them. https://t.co/vLdqHrqyWP— Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (@Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi) 1583456025.0
@DNCWarRoom @windycityamar Meanwhile he’s spending millions on golf and installing a tennis court.— AJ Cole (@AJ Cole) 1583454171.0
@DNCWarRoom He is trying to cut entitlements and other prograns that help middle class and the poor he can not be t… https://t.co/CVCNVpRaun— Nakesha Horsey😍 (@Nakesha Horsey😍) 1583454244.0
@DNCWarRoom He's been saying it and SS also includes the SSDI. His supporters won't believe it until they don't receive their check.— Kathy_H (@Kathy_H) 1583455522.0
[Editor's note: A previous version of this story claimed that President Trump would be cutting Social Security and Medicare. This is incorrect -- the president was not that specific.]