Trump: All Republicans will support people with pre-existing conditions 'after I speak to them'

Trump: All Republicans will support people with pre-existing conditions 'after I speak to them'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump suggests some states may 'pay nothing' as part of unemployment plan Trump denies White House asked about adding him to Mount Rushmore Trump, US face pivotal UN vote on Iran MORE tweeted Thursday that “all Republicans support people with pre-existing conditions, and if they don’t, they will after I speak to them.”

The tweet comes as Republicans are under fire in races across the country for their votes to repeal ObamaCare and its protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

Republicans have been scrambling to show that they do support the protections, and Trump’s tweet is an added point in that effort.

However, Trump’s administration is currently arguing in court that ObamaCare’s pre-existing condition protections should be struck down, a point Democrats were quick to make in response.

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“Did he drop his lawsuit to eliminate protections for those with pre-existing conditions and just not tell anybody?” tweeted Matt House, a spokesman for Senate Democratic Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerWhite House officials, Democrats spar over legality, substance of executive orders Schumer declines to say whether Trump executive orders are legal: They don't 'do the job' Schumer: Idea that 0 unemployment benefit keeps workers away from jobs 'belittles the American people' MORE (N.Y.).

Trump also supported ObamaCare repeal bills in the House and Senate last year that would allow states to get waivers to allow insurers to spike premiums for people with pre-existing conditions.

“Also, Democrats will destroy your Medicare, and I will keep it healthy and well!” Trump added in the tweet.

Republicans have been arguing that Democratic proposals for "Medicare for all" will hurt the current Medicare program by adding unsustainable costs.

Democrats counter that the "Medicare for all" proposal actually proposes adding benefits to Medicare, not taking them away. The proposal calls for adding dental and vision benefits to Medicare, for example.