President Donald Trump has never been a supporter of socialism. During an interview with Breitbart News, the president shared his thoughts on the matter and its effect on the 2020 elections.
First Trump admitted that socialism was a rallying cry that was dangerously tempting to get behind, but that it ultimately failed.
“Now with that being said, you always have to be very careful, because socialism is easy to campaign on but tough to govern on, because the country goes down the tubes. But when you tell people free medical, free education, no more student loans — all of the different things that you say — it’s a great thing to campaign on, but then ten years later the country is down the tubes. It’s gone,” Trump said.
“So, you always have to be careful with it, because you know you talk about single-payer, it sounds very seductive — single-payer — say what you want, but it’s a very seductive thing,” he added. “But it means you’re not going to have good healthcare, it means the country is not going to be able to afford it.”
Trump signaled that although socialism has seen a surge lately, it’s conservatives that are being bolstered as they rally to combat the threat.