Trump tells Fox News he’s going after entitlements: ‘We’ll be cutting’
Donald Trump at a Fox News town hall (screengrab)

At a town hall meeting on Fox News Thursday, President Donald Trump acknowledged that his administration intends to cut entitlements.


"We — when these trade deals kick in, you know this economy is the best economy we've ever had. It's nothing to what it's going to be when the trade deals kick in," said Trump.

"But if you don't cut something in entitlements, you'll never really deal with that," said the questioner.

"We'll be cutting, but we're also going to have growth like you've never had before," said Trump.

The president campaigned on protecting Social Security and Medicare in 2016. However, he has never shown any particular interest in doing so.

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[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.]