Donald Trump is doing more to lose votes than he might think. For many elderly individuals, social security payments are how they survive each month, and Trump wants to cut those out. To many Republicans and a few Democrats, the payments are too costly. There have been rumors that the payments would be cut, but Trump wants to make sure it happens.
The payments are more than just the money that people have paid into the government while they have been working. It’s money that sometimes means living and dying for the elderly who rely on the payments to get food and medication. Some people rely on the money to pay rent and other utilities. It’s the nation’s responsibility to make sure the elderly individuals are cared for instead of left with nothing.
Trump’s recent comments about social security have made many people, including liberals, angry at his thoughts. He has told other politicians, such as Paul Ryan, that he would cut the payments completely if it didn’t mean suicide politically.
He’s saying that the only reason he is keeping social security around is because he wouldn’t win an election when the Democratic side is telling people that they will get more if they vote for someone other than a Republican.