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Trump Slams Democrats Over Health Care for Undocumented Immigrants

June 28, 2019, 2:28 AM UTC
President Trump Departs White House For G20 Summit In Osaka
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26: U.S. President Donald Trump talks with reporters before leaving the White House for the G20 summit June 26, 2019 in Washington, DC. While participating in the summit in Osaka, Japan, Trump plans to meet one-on-one with counterparts from Turkey, Australia, Germany and India; as well as with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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It was unclear whether President Donald Trump would be following along with the second night of the Democratic primary presidential debates from Osaka, Japan, where he is attending the G-20 summit. But Trump found time to take to Twitter when Democrats backed healthcare for undocumented immigrations Thursday night.

“All Democrats just raised their hands for giving millions of illegal aliens unlimited healthcare. How about taking care of American Citizens first!?” the president said as Republicans in the previous Congress had failed to pass the Senate’s version of a reformed Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

“That’s the end of that race!” Trump tweeted, perhaps indicating he will hit the campaign trail hard with repealing and replacing Obamacare as he did in 2016.

The topics of discussion mostly focused on health care and immigration in the first half of the debate hosted by NBC and MSNBC, not a surprise given the robust debate on both from the night before. Candidates were asked whether an undocumented migrant would necessarily have to be deported under their potential presidency as well as whether those people would be absorbed into a universal healthcare in whatever form each candidate is proposing.

The second debate of 10 candidates includes former Vice President Joe Biden, Senators Bernie Sanders, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Bernie Sanders, as well as South Bend, Ind., mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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