Donald Trump campaign claims Joe Biden wants to cut Medicare, Social Security

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Trump campaign creative claims Biden would cut senior safety net.

Would Democratic nominee Joe Biden offer more to senior citizens than Donald Trump when it comes to healthcare and the social safety net?

That’s the proposition explored in an ad released Tuesday by the President’s reelection campaign, in which he continues to try to bring home what was a key demographic for then-candidate Trump four years ago.

The ads drop as Biden is in South Florida for events, including a pitch to senior citizens in Pembroke Pines.

The 30-second spot, entitled “Who’s better?,” makes the argument that the President, and not the former Vice President, will safeguard the health care prerogatives that today’s senior citizens bank on.

“President Trump protected Social Security and Medicare. Joe Biden tried to cut them multiple times,” the ad says.

The spot hits Biden from the left, citing a January article from The Intercept, a publication that has a recent history of sharply criticizing Biden.

The ads also spotlight Trump’s efforts to lower the costs of prescription medicine, and notes that premiums for Medicare Advantage dropped by 34% in his first term.

Drug prices “skyrocketed” during the Biden vice presidency, the ad asserts, with Bureau of Labor Statistics data backing that claim.

The “far left” Biden/Harris health care plan “threatens private insurance and limits your choice in doctors,” the spot adds.

In a media release accompanying the creative, the Trump campaign said that while “Biden has made a career pursuing a far-left agenda,” Trump has “always stood by America’s most vulnerable.”

“The choice for Americans is clear: only President Trump can stand up to socialism and deliver inexpensive, quality health care to the American people,” the release continues.

The Trump campaign notes that this is part of its standing eight-figure ad buy, and this creative will be seen in Florida and other battleground states, including Arizona, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Georgia, Minnesota, Michigan, Maine, and Nevada.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]


5 comments

  • S.B. ANTHONY

    October 13, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    We, the sane and lucid, know enough to not believe anything that trump says.

  • Frankie M.

    October 13, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    Pack the Swamp out! Wait errr I mean drain the swamp. #playitdown #fml

  • Sonja Fitch

    October 13, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    Trump right now reminds me of my younger days in the clubs in the 80s! The folks were high as kites on cocaine ! Dancing and acting sexy and living a LIE! At that rally man was high and brash and vulgar on some kind of “High”! It felt and looked gross! The folks were into the cult leader lies and all! Vote Democrat up and down ballot for the common good and decency!

  • James Robert Miles

    October 13, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    Everything that the GOP says someone else does is exactly what they are doing! It is in fact Trump who is trying to get rid of Social Security and Medicare and the lying POS knows it. It is also Trump who believes in that old fascist rule “tell a lie long enough and the people will believe it.” Trump needs to get rid of these programs so that he can continue to give his rich friends and corporate buddies more tax breaks. The largest deficit in U.S. history (which the GOP created) just isn’t big enough! VOTE HIM OUT, LOCK HIM UP!! DUMP TRUMP 2020!! Save America from bankruptcy and save your Social Security!

  • MARGARET M HARPER

    October 16, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    Donald Trump has ballooned the federal deficit to a record $3 TRILLION, thanks to his tax cuts for corporations & wealthy Americans PLUS his disastrous handling of the pandemic & the resulting economic crash. Does anybody truly believe he WON’T try to make up for his foibles by cutting Social Security & Medicare? Knowing what we know about this so-called “president”, he may even be hoping that enough of us geezers will die from COVID-19 that it will bring the deficit down. THAT is precisely how uncaring not to mention dumb this man is.

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