Warren rips Trump’s proposed budget cuts to Social Security

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenDemocrats opposed to Pelosi lack challenger to topple her More Massachusetts Voters Prefer Deval Patrick for President than Elizabeth Warren Trump's trade war — firing all cannons or closing the portholes? MORE (D-Mass.) on Tuesday slammed President TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Trump sells U.N. reorganizing and Kavanaugh allegations dominate Ex-Trump staffer out at CNN amid “false and defamatory accusations” Democrats opposed to Pelosi lack challenger to topple her MORE’s proposed budget cuts to Social Security.

“During his campaign, Donald Trump said over and over and over that he would not cut Social Security,” she said in a Twitter video. “So much for that campaign promise. [The] budget is out today, and now we’ve seen it. [Trump] cut Social Security $73 billion over the next 10 years.”

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“We don’t break our promises to seniors. We don’t break our promises to our friends, our neighbors. That cannot happen on our watch. We fight back," Warren added.

The Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled a budget seeking $1.5 trillion in nondefense discretionary cuts and $1.4 trillion in Medicaid cuts over the course of a decade. The plan, titled “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” would also add nearly half a trillion dollars to defense spending.

The proposal would dramatically reshape federal spending by cutting anti-poverty and safety net programs. The plan leaves Medicare and the retirement portion of Social Security untouched but scales back disability insurance offered through the latter program.

Critics say the change would break Trump’s promise on the 2016 campaign trail not to alter Social Security.

Trump’s budget also assumes full passage of the House-passed legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare, which cuts $839 billion from Medicare and pulls funding from Planned Parenthood.

Congress is expected to reject many of the Trump administration’s proposals as it takes up the budget in the coming weeks and months.