The Fake News tell lies.  The numbers tell the truth.

Trump is NOT cutting spending on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.  He’s increasing spending.

In fact, he’s increasing it almost twice as much as was increased under Obama.

Medicare spending under Obama
FY2010: $453 billion
FY2017: $593 billion
30.91% increase in eight years

Medicare spending under Trump (proposed)
FY2018: $582 billion
FY2025: $1.017 trillion
74.74% increase in eight years

Medicaid spending under Obama
FY2010: $290 billion
FY2017: $378 billion
30.34% increase in eight years

Medicaid spending under Trump (proposed)
FY2018: $404 billion
FY2025: $499 billion
23.51% increase in eight years

Social Security spending under eight years of Obama:
FY2010: $695 billion
FY2017: $946 billion
36.12% increase in eight years

Social Security spending under eight years of Trump (proposed):
FY2018: $1.005 trillion
FY2025: $1.535 trillion
52.74% increase in eight years

Combined under eight years of Obama:
FY2010: $1.438 trillion
FY2017: $1.917 trillion
33.31% increase in eight years

Combined under eight years of Trump (proposed):
FY2018: $1.991 trillion
FY2025: $3.041 trillion
52.74% increase in eight years

Trump proposes increasing entitlement spending 158.32% more than the growth under Obama.

NOTE: Post updated with recent numbers.

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