A column written by President Donald Trump that was published in USA Today is not going over well, NBC News reports.
Titled “Democrats ‘Medicare for All’ plan will demolish promises to seniors,” Trump criticizes Democrats for wanting to “outlaw private health care plans” and take away “freedom to choose plans while letting anyone cross our border.”
He also explained that the plan, proposed by Bernie Sanders, is “dishonestly” named and would “eviscerate” Medicare.
"In practice, the Democratic Party’s so-called Medicare for All would really be Medicare for None. Under the Democrats' plan, today’s Medicare would be forced to die," Trump went on to write.
Glenn Kessler, who writes the “Fact Checker” blog for the Washington Post, called out USA Today for publishing “an article with documented falsehoods.”
Daniel Dale, a D.C. correspondent for the Toronto Star, said the news outlet “not only published a White House press release disguised as an ‘op-ed by Donald Trump,’ it is using its Twitter account to blast out the article’s lies to 3.6 million followers.”
Arizona State University professor Dan Gillmor said the publication of the piece was “beyond disgraceful.”
“Not content to publish Trump's ghostwritten screed that is full of easily disproven lies, @USATODAY does stenography for his deceit with these tweets,” he tweeted.
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