Priebus: Trump doesn't want to 'meddle with Medicare or Social Security'

Priebus: Trump doesn't want to 'meddle with Medicare or Social Security'
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Incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus on Sunday suggested President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpKoch-backed group launches six-figure ad buy against Heitkamp Anti-abortion Dem wins primary fight Lipinski holds slim lead in tough Illinois primary fight MORE stands by his campaign vow not to cut Medicare.

"I don't think President-elect Trump wants to meddle with Medicare or Social Security," Priebus said on CBS's "Face The Nation."

"He made a promise in the campaign that that was something that he didn't want to do."
The president-elect does plan to grow the economy and help "shore up Medicare and Social Security for future generations," Priebus said.
"And if we can get 3 to 5, 6 percent growth, we'll do that," he said.
"And we'll explode the economy, and bring jobs back, and make trade more fair across the world, lower rates for everyone, and I think hopefully get businesses going again so people can put more money in their pocket."
During the presidential campaign, Trump said he did not want to change the popular program. 
“I’m not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican, and I’m not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid,” Trump told the Daily Signal last year.