Sanders: Trump should stop his tweeting amid healthcare debate

Sanders: Trump should stop his tweeting amid healthcare debate

Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersSchumer: Franken should resign Franken resignation could upend Minnesota races Avalanche of Democratic senators say Franken should resign MORE (I-Vt.) said on Sunday that President Trump should lay off the Twitter messages amid the ongoing healthcare debate.

"Maybe the president should ... stop his tweeting for a while, and understand that America today is the only country, only major country on Earth not to guarantee healthcare for all people," Sanders told host Jake Tapper on CNN's "State of the Union."

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The former Democratic presidential candidate slammed Trump for attempting to "sabotage" ObamaCare after the president tweeted Friday that he would take away "bailouts for Insurance Companies and bailouts for Members of Congress" very soon if "a new healthcare bill is not approved quickly."

"You know, I really think it's incomprehensible that we have a president of the United States who wants to sabotage healthcare in America, make life more difficult for millions of people who are struggling now to get the health insurance they need and to pay for that health insurance," said the Vermont lawmaker, who plans to introduce a single-payer healthcare system bill.

"And the solution is not to throw tens of millions of people off of health insurance that they currently have," he added.

The Senate's effort to pass an ObamaCare "skinny" repeal deal collapsed overnight on Friday.

Trump, who has an enormous following on Twitter with almost 35 million people tracking him, has used the platform throughout the campaign and into his presidency to push his agenda, communicate to his followers, attack foes and call out the press.

Critics have also accused the president of trying to distract from his agenda and other scandals surrounding his administration by posting controversial tweets.