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During an appearance last Thursday at the GOP congressional retreat in Philadelphia, President Trump gave a ringing endorsement of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and his budget plans, saying that the days of Ryan writing up his budgets and "nothing happening" were over.
"Speaker Paul Ryan very, very special and he is writing his heart out, right? And we're actually going to sign the stuff that you're writing. You're not wasting your time. He would write and he'd send it up and nothing would happen. But now it's gonna happen."
On a surface level, those comments from Trump aren't all that interesting. After all, he's just a Republican president endorsing the budget plan of a Republican Speaker of the House... right?
Trump didn't just endorse any old budget plan yesterday, he endorsed a budget plan written by PAUL RYAN - the guy who's called for voucherizing Medicare, privatizing Social Security and block-granting (aka massively cutting) Medicaid in EVERY SINGLE ONE of the budget plans he's come out with over the past 6 years.
Again - not totally surprising that a Republican president would endorse a budget plan like that.
But remember, Trump just spent his entire presidential campaign talking about how he was the only guy who would protect the social safety net.
He even bragged about it on his campaign website, saying that he "wouldn't touch your entitlements".
So what happened?
Was Trump ever serious about protecting the social safety net or was all that talk about savings entitlements just another one of his scams?
Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 7pm and 10:30pm...
Is America Experiencing A Fast Moving Coup? (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT or Free Speech TV, and catch past shows on Youtube)
The Big Picture: Is America Experiencing A Fast Moving Coup?
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Hour One: Are We Seeing a Trial Balloon for a Coup?
Article: "Fireside Chat. May 26, 1940" by Franklin D. Roosevelt. "Our present emergency and a common sense of decency make it imperative that no new group of war millionaires shall come into being in this nation as a result of the struggles abroad."
Quote: "In war, the public treasures are to be unlocked; and it is the executive hand which is to dispense them. In war, the honours and emoluments of office are to be multiplied; and it is the executive patronage under which they are to be enjoyed." - James Madison.
On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom talks to Co-director of Reproaction Erin Matson about the March for Life, and what Trump’s administration could do for women’s rights. Then, Thom discusses cuts to the social safety net and Trump’s executive order on Muslim immigration with Scott Greer of the Daily Caller and progressive organizer Kai Newkirk.
Trump's Plan to Disrupt the US as Predicted by FDR