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The former Democratic presidential candidate used the prop as a reference as he called on the president-elect to either veto any legislation to cut Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security or admit that he "lied" to the American people.
"Let me quote somebody who I suspect I will not often be quoting," Sanders said while speaking about planned GOP changes to ObamaCare.
"On May 7, 2015, Donald Trump tweeted, ‘I was the first & only potential GOP candidate to state there will be no cuts to Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid.’"
"Now the point is Trump didn’t just say this in passing," Sanders added, with the enlarged tweet on display behind him, "This was a cornerstone of his campaign. He said it over and over and over again.”
Sanders is set to appear Monday at a CNN town hall, where he "will discuss the Democratic strategy for dealing with Trump's administration."