In his Facebook page Bernie Sanders criticizes the huge increase in military spending proposed by Trump and his comments about the health care system.
“President Trump will propose raising military spending by $54 billion — a nearly 10% increase — and cutting spending for vital government programs. That’s unacceptable. The United States spends $604.5 billion on defense, more than the next 12 nations combined. Meanwhile, we have the highest rate of childhood poverty, we are the only major country that does not offer any type of paid leave, 28 million Americans have no health insurance and our infrastructure is crumbling. We should be investing in our people, not spending more money on the military industrial complex.
Yesterday, President Trump said, ‘Nobody ever knew health care could be so complicated.’ Well, some of us had an idea. When you provide health care to 320 million people – yeah, it is a complicated subject. Maybe now, Trump and the Republicans can get beyond the rhetoric and address the fact that we remain the only country on Earth not to guarantee health care to all people as a right, not a privilege”.