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Democrats who, just days ago, were talking exclusively about President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, have now shifted to other subjects, perhaps sensing that Americans, growing weary of a visibly partisan process with a foregone conclusion, are tuning out of the trials, leaving it nearly impossible for Democrats to translate the issue into success at the ballot box.
Thursday morning, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) took time out from his regularly scheduled remarks about the unfairness of holding a trial in a deeply divided Senate without being allowed to present evidence and witnesses that were not first assessed by the House committees in charge of compiling a case for the president’s impeachment, to assail President Trump for attacking, of all things, Social Security.
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At a press conference Thursday morning, Schumer criticized Trump for talking about Social Security while at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
“Even as the impeachment trial is underway, Trump is still talking about cutting your Social Security,” Schumer said during his remarks, adding that Trump was among the global elites when he suggested cutting back on “entitlement spending.”
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Social Security is always a popular issue for voters — particularly primary voters, who skew older — and it’s a perennial concern for Democratic candidates, who try to utilize the fear surrounding the issue, particularly among the elderly and the “Baby Boomer” generation, to cultivate support.
But right now, Social Security is not just a backburner issue, it’s not even clear that the parties disagree on how to handle it. When Trump was asked about government spending at the WEF, he said only that he would consider cutting...
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