U.K. Labour Leader Fires Back At Trump: You’re Wrong, We Love Our Health System
British Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn fired back at President Trump for claiming that a British protest surrounding the country’s health care system was because their “system is going broke and not working.”
“Wrong. People were marching because we love our NHS and hate what the Tories are doing to it,” Corbyn tweeted in response to Trump. “Healthcare is a human right.”
Wrong. People were marching because we love our NHS and hate what the Tories are doing to it. Healthcare is a human right. https://t.co/Pmo2xYSqZh
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) February 5, 2018
Corbyn was responding to Trump’s tweet about a recent London march calling for more government funding of the National Health Service to argue against Democrats’ push for universal health care.
The Democrats are pushing for Universal HealthCare while thousands of people are marching in the UK because their U system is going broke and not working. Dems want to greatly raise taxes for really bad and non-personal medical care. No thanks!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 5, 2018
However, the London protest was against funding cuts to the U.K.’s health-care system.
Trump’s tweet came after UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage appeared on “Fox & Friends” to discuss the march.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has long pushed for a single-payer health care system to be implemented in the U.S. and introduced a “Medicare for All” bill last year. The legislation earned support from top Democrats, including Sens. Kamala Harris (Calif.) and Cory Booker (N.J.), who are also considered possible 2020 presidential candidates for the party.
Republicans repeatedly attempted but failed to repeal and replace ObamaCare during Trump’s first year in office. However, they did repeal the health-care law’s individual mandate in the GOP tax plan passed late last year.