‘No one is more important to me than the president’: Trump tweets about health care policy as he weighs whether to cancel Medicare, Medicaid coverage
President Donald Trump tweeted Monday morning that he is “no longer going to be using the government to help people who have no health insurance.”
Trump’s tweets came just days after he made headlines by announcing that he would cancel federal assistance for seniors and disabled Americans, and would instead focus on “solving the problem with the Democrats and Nancy Pelosi.”
Trump also said in the tweets that he had not seen the report and would not be making any decisions until he reads it.
“If this report is accurate, I will be asking for Congressional approval to terminate the current federal payments to the Department of Health and Human Services,” Trump said.
“The American people deserve better than a political game of whack-a-mole and partisan bickering.
This is a report about what the American people need to know.
Please stop listening to the fake news media.”
The Department of Justice, meanwhile, released a statement saying it was “aware of” the tweets and was working with the White House on an explanation.
“The Department has a responsibility to ensure that the President and his administration are complying with all applicable laws, regulations and other guidelines and statutes, and that the president and his staff are fully briefed on the law, regulations, and policies,” DOJ spokesman Brian Fallon said in a statement.
“We have no further comment.”
The statement did not specify what action, if any, Trump would take.