Jake Tapper hits Trump over 'Medicare for all' op-ed: ‘It’s only an hourlong show, we can’t get into every lie’

Jake Tapper hits Trump over 'Medicare for all' op-ed: ‘It’s only an hourlong show, we can’t get into every lie’
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CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday blasted President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump MORE over a USA Today op-ed criticizing “Medicare for all," saying it was “suffused with lies."

“It’s only an hourlong show,” Tapper said. “We can’t get into every lie President Trump told in that op-ed.”

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Last week's op-ed, in which the president warned of a dystopian future if Democrats got their way on Medicare, immediately sparked criticism.

"In practice, the Democratic Party’s so-called Medicare for All would really be Medicare for None," Trump wrote. "Under the Democrats' plan, today’s Medicare would be forced to die."

Tapper on Sunday interviewed Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Eight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Top aide Jeff Weaver lays out Sanders's path to victory MORE (I-Vt.), a proponent of Medicare for all who has been harshly critical of Trump’s op-ed.

“He said we are going to weaken Medicare coverage for the elderly. That is an outrageous lie,” Sanders told Tapper. “We expand coverage to include dental care, vision care and hearing aids.”

USA Today defended running Trump’s op-ed, saying it was “treated like other column submissions.”

The newspaper later ran a piece including an examination of the claims the president made in the op-ed by FactCheck.org.