Sanders: ‘Beyond Comprehension’ that Trump ‘Wants Millions of People to Suffer’
SANDERS: "My response is, last I heard, Trump was the president of the United States, the leader of our country, Republicans control the House and the Senate. And it is beyond comprehension, although I know it’s — you know, we keep saying this about Donald Trump, but it is beyond comprehension that you have a president who basically wants millions of people to suffer so he thinks that he can win some political points. The truth is, as everybody knows, the Affordable Care Act is far from perfect. What we need to do is improve it, not destroy it. What we need to do is, among other things, lower the cost of prescription drugs, save consumers, save the government substantial sums of money. What we need to do is provide for a public option in every state in this country. What we need to do is lower the cost — lower Medicare eligibility from 65 to 55 and then begin the process of doing what every other major country on Earth is doing, and that is guaranteeing health care to all people as a right through a Medicare-for-all single payer program."