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Exclusive -- Donald Trump: 'I Will Never Do Anything that Will Jeopardize or Hurt Social Securit


Former President Donald Trump told Breitbart News exclusively on Wednesday evening that he will never touch Social Security or Medicare.

Asked during a 90-minute exclusive interview — his first print interview since locking down the Republican nomination for president for a third straight election — about cutting government waste, Trump pledged to never do anything to cut Social Security or Medicare.

"I will never do anything that will jeopardize or hurt Social Security or Medicare," Trump said. "We'll have to do it elsewhere. But we're not going to do anything to hurt them."

Trump's general election opponent, Democrat President Joe Biden, has in recent days attacked Trump after a CNBC interview in which Trump was talking about cutting waste and fraud in government spending. Biden has twisted quotes from Trump to make it appear as though Trump supported cutting the retirement programs that Americans have come to depend on when they enter later stages of life.

But Donald Trump, in his interview with Breitbart News at Mar-a-Lago on Wednesday evening, made clear he will never touch Social Security or Medicare.

"There's so many things we can do," Trump said. "There's so much cutting and so much waste in so many other areas, but I'll never do anything to hurt Social Security."

In his CNBC interview this week, Trump had said, when asked about entitlement reforms, that he supports cutting waste and fraud — but he also made clear in that interview that he opposes cuts to Social Security and Medicare and that it is Biden and Democrats who represent a threat to these critical programs.

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