Trump Wages War Against The Poor In Belligerent Monday Morning Speech (VIDEO)

0
689

In an early morning address to the American public, President Donald Trump declared a war against the poor through welfare reform.

GettyImages-876732742 Trump Wages War Against The Poor In Belligerent Monday Morning Speech (VIDEO) Domestic Policy Economy Healthcare Labor Politics Social Media Television The Internet Top Stories Wall Street
WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 20: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media during a cabinet meeting at the White House on November 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. President Trump officially designated North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

Trump announced in his address that there were “plans on healthcare, plans on infrastructure, and plans on welfare reform… soon after taxes” are reformed.  In a move to pander to Republican voters, the president emphasized welfare and insisted that welfare reform is “desperately needed” in the country.

Since October, President Trump has been pushing welfare reform to the front of his agenda.  In a report from The Washington Times from October 16th, the announcement for welfare reform came as a relative surprise.  During his campaign, Trump rarely mentioned welfare amid other topics he considered to be far more significant, more specifically healthcare and tax reform.

Even throughout his presidency, Trump has consistently tweeted and spoken about tax reform. Over the past months in particular, the president has tweeted and pushed for tax breaks that would benefit higher income households and millionaires such as himself.

Just this Thursday, the Washington Post  reported the House of Representatives passed the tax reform bill with not one Democrat vote, a huge win for House Republicans. The president congratulated himself and the House of Representatives for his plans to “deliver historic tax cuts for the American people.”

It seems now, with healthcare reform at a stalemate and tax reform having successfully passed, the president is now looking for welfare to be his new pet issue.  As a report from MSNBC astutely pointed out, although the fight against welfare has not been an imminent issue, Trump and his team nonetheless appear to be laying the groundwork for it to be a forefront issue.

876743644 Trump Wages War Against The Poor In Belligerent Monday Morning Speech (VIDEO) Domestic Policy Economy Healthcare Labor Politics Social Media Television The Internet Top Stories Wall Street
U.S. President Donald Trump, center, pauses after speaking during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. Trump said he will designate North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, subjecting the regime to additional sanctions and reinforcing that nations status as an international pariah. Photographer: Kevin Dietsch/Pool via Bloomberg

The Washington Post reported:

‘Trump thanked party leaders, expressed optimism about the Senate bill, and said he believed that Congress ought to move to “welfare reform” after completing the tax bill, according to several members in the room.’

In an interview with CNBC, Trump’s director of the National Economic Council, Gary Cohn, further pushed the welfare issue, stating:

‘Look, the president on the economic front laid out three core principles. Number one was [regulatory] reform, number two was taxes and number three was infrastructure. We’re working our way methodically through [regulatory] reform, taxes and infrastructure. I think when he gets done with those, I think welfare is going to come up. That’s our near-term economic agenda right now.’

Trump has since moved to speak publicly about the welfare issue on multiple occasions before this morning’s address. The president and his team are pushing welfare into the same conversation as social-insurance programs like Medicare.

Featured Image is a screenshot from the video