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 Trump Former US ambassador: 'Denmark is not a big fan of Donald Trump and his politics' Senate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill Detroit county sheriff endorses Booker for president 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 SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSaagar Enjeti: Biden's latest blunder; Krystal Ball: Did Schumer blow our chance to beat McConnell? Johnson eyes Irish border in Brexit negotiations Lewandowski on potential NH Senate run: If I run, 'I'm going to win' 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.