Following the President's positive test for the virus and subsequent hospitalization last week, Donald Trump was transferred from Walter Reed Medical Center to the medical suite at the White House after some of his symptoms improved.
The President took the opportunity to tell his supporters not to "be afraid" of the virus since he had received such fantastic medical care at the taxpayer's expense.
Meanwhile, Trump continued to attack "socialized medicine" while the Senate pushes through a new Supreme Court Justice nominee who has previously signaled her belief that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders chimed in on the President's attacks on Twitter, pointing out that the fine care Trump had received was a perfect example of the "socialized medicine" he was denying the American people.
Mr. President: You attack “socialized medicine” every single day. Well, let's be clear. The excellent care you rece… https://t.co/yT9nW5SCpI— Bernie Sanders (@Bernie Sanders)1602005557.0
As is so often the case, President Trump wants the best for himself for free while demanding Americans pay far more for far less.
@BernieSanders @TheViralGold I'd like to say that Trump got 100% free healthcare at Walter Reed, but that would be… https://t.co/VgsR2ea4Si— Chip Franklin InsideTheBeltway.com (@Chip Franklin InsideTheBeltway.com)1602007578.0
@BernieSanders We need M4A— Christine for Congress (@Christine for Congress)1602005613.0
@BernieSanders Right on Bernie! Trump received top notch care, but the rest of the population will not get the same… https://t.co/yeq5148KJU— Sean T Walsh (@Sean T Walsh)1602041157.0
Though Trump has repeatedly claimed to the press that he has a plan to replace the ACA, his administration's only action regarding President Obama's signature legislation has been an attempt to repeal it.
@BernieSanders Let's not forget about the millions of veterans and the people on public assistance. I am 100% behin… https://t.co/yND5PdXhkF— peacekeeper (@peacekeeper)1602037700.0
@BernieSanders We need to fix healthcare. I had a 4 hour stint in ER, my Bill was over 20k!! Thank God I have excel… https://t.co/bt9k9TCZtc— Jill reynolds (@Jill reynolds)1602030596.0
@BernieSanders That’s different because .... https://t.co/dBgarmdMnf— Miraclewhip (@Miraclewhip)1602007034.0
President Trump doesn't seem to care about protecting his fellow Americans from the virus.
@BernieSanders @kellersands 6 of 8 participants in debate prep infected with Covid; many in West Wing infected incl… https://t.co/G8qTCUl6tg— Midnight Whiskey (@Midnight Whiskey)1602034015.0
@BernieSanders Just like all the higher ranking military personnel who enjoy universal military healthcare for life… https://t.co/lJZmAtBVeV— Evolve Undefined (@Evolve Undefined)1602015953.0
@BernieSanders @Biggirlcinema yeah, i'd like us all to know 1. how many US taxpayers' $ is worth his treatment (eve… https://t.co/Iaxi3pSLb2— old.fool (@old.fool)1602023807.0
The President believes Americans should have to pay exorbitant amounts to give themselves healthcare, though he and other powerful Republicans are provided healthcare through their positions.
Martin Luther King once said:
"The problem is that [America] all to often [has] socialism for the rich and rugged free enterprise capitalism for the poor."
@BernieSanders @realDonaldTrump ‘s $750.00 in taxes did not even cover the cost of his joy ride. Add 10 Dr.’s, Scan… https://t.co/FwXnDnN0r9— Me (@Me)1602005978.0
@BernieSanders And he doesn’t pay taxes, so he hasn’t helped fund his own healthcare, housing, transportation, or Secret Service protection.— markbloodgood (@markbloodgood)1602023327.0
The President's medical care was paid for by the nation's taxpayers, a group of people Trump is usually not a part of according to a recent expose by The New York Times.
@BernieSanders And Trump didn’t even pay a penny of taxes to help provide the excellent socialized care he received....— Frank Jannuzi (@Frank Jannuzi)1602041000.0
@BernieSanders It's never socialism when republicans benefit from it, only when it's people they don't like.— Dave Hanson 🌊 (@Dave Hanson 🌊)1602040493.0
The President received excellent care through "socialized medicine." Someday, perhaps Americans at levels of wealth can receive the same.