The Reviews Are In: Trump’s Budget Exposed As Devastating For Working Families

The reviews are in and they aren’t pretty. The Trump Budget would be a disaster for working American families; it massively guts Medicaid, cuts Social Security, and slashes crucial programs that provide kids and low-income Americans of all ages with health care and food.  And Trump’s people couldn’t even accomplish this disaster without a $2 Trillion mathematical error to make the already jarring numbers work.

American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah released the following statement on Trump’s budget that would put millions of American lives at risk:

“The overwhelmingly negative reaction to Trump’s budget is a direct result of the negative impact it would have on kids, seniors, women, and everyday Americans working to get ahead. The only people benefiting from this reckless proposal are billionaires like himself who will get giant tax cuts.” 

These are Trump’s budget priorities:

McClatchy: Trump wants to cut Medicaid, children’s health care

Gutting Medicaid’s finances would […]

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Heller can’t spin his way out of his failure to protect Nevada

In response to Senator Dean Heller’s attempt to excuse his failure to protect Nevadans from the Trump budget, American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp released the following statement: 

“Just how weak is Dean Heller? Despite voting with Donald Trump over 97% of the time, he has failed once again to stand up for Nevada. Donald Trump’s budget funds Yucca Mountain and cuts important land programs — not to mention blowing a hole in the Medicaid that many Nevadans depend on.

“Dean Heller can try to run away from this budget, but Nevadans know the truth: this is a failure to effectively stand up for them, and they deserve better.”

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Senate Republicans Can’t Run Away from Trump’s Budget

American Bridge spokesman Joshua Karp made the following statement on the Senate GOP and Donald Trump’s budget:

“Ready. Set. Go! Judging by how fast vulnerable Republicans like Dean Heller and Jeff Flake are trying to run away from Donald Trump’s budget, they know massive cuts to Social Security, Medicaid, and food stamps aren’t just unpopular — they’d be disastrous for millions of Americans. But Senate Republicans have voted nearly 100% of the time with Trump, and they’ve even voted before to cut these exact same programs. No amount of spin will stop voters from finding out where they stand. Every Republican Senator — and every Republican thinking about running for Senate in 2018 — owns this disastrous budget.”

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5 Must See Moments From Former CIA Director John Brennan’s Testimony

This morning, former CIA Director John Brennan testified before the House Intelligence Committee and confirmed he saw intelligence revealing contacts between Russian officials and individuals involved in the Trump campaign.

Watch that critical interaction and four other must see moments from this morning’s hearing:

WATCH: Brennan saw intelligence revealing “interactions between Russian officials and US persons involved in the Trump campaign.”

“I encountered and am aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interaction between Russian officials and US persons involved in the Trump campaign that I was concerned about because of known-Russian efforts to suborn such individuals and it raised questions in my mind, again, whether or not the Russians were able to gain the cooperation of those individuals.”

WATCH: Brennan left office concerned Russians got US persons to work on their behalf. […]

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American Bridge Releases New Interactive Timeline Highlighting Donald Trump’s Long and Troubling Ties To Russia

To chronicle nearly two years and countless lies Donald Trump and his associates have told about their ties to Russia, American Bridge is today releasing a new interactive timeline for the public to learn the truth.  Starting with the day Donald Trump launched his campaign and continuing through the latest news about Michel Flynn refusing to comply with a subpoena, the timeline is complete with every shocking development of the ongoing scandal.

To view the new timeline, click here:

“With Donald Trump and his team lying about their ties to Russia at every possible opportunity, is a resource to highlight the truth. The public deserves the truth about this scandal and it’s dangerous implications for our national security,” said American Bridge President Jessica Mackler.

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Trump’s Budget Sells Out Kids, Working Families, And Retirees

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler issued the following statement on Trump’s budget that cuts Social Security and Medicaid, guts crucial programs like CHIP and food stamps, and slashes funding for low-income housing and school lunch programs:

“You don’t make America great by cutting kids’ health insurance, taking away their school lunches, and making it harder for their parents to find them a place to live. And there’s no ‘greatness’ in slashing disability insurance or threatening food access for the 42 million Americans who count on food stamps. Across the board, Trump is breaking his promises and selling us out, including with big cuts to Social Security and Medicaid.

“This budget will do real harm to kids, working families, and retirees. And any Republican who stands by it will pay a heavy price at at the ballot box.”

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Michael Flynn’s Lies Continue to Add Up As Things Go from Bad to Worse for Trump

It’s only getting worse for Michael Flynn and Donald Trump. After Flynn decided to invoke the Fifth Amendment instead of complying with a subpoena from the Senate Intelligence committee today, he was caught lying to the Pentagon about receiving $45,000 from the Russian government propaganda network RT and his contacts with Russian officials, during the time he was renewing his top-secret security clearance.

“Michael Flynn is a liar and it looks like the White House has been running a cover up operation. Now he’s in a new world of trouble and things are just getting worse for an Administration that appears hell bent on obstructing justice. What did Donald Trump know and when did he know it? And at what point will they finally tell the American people the truth?” said American Bridge spokesperson Sabrina Singh.

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