Carla Solo, February 5, 2018
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President Trump claims that the NHS march is proof that Universal Healthcare does not work.
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He referred to the NHS march that took place yesterday, where thousands of people took to the streets of London to protest an underfunded NHS by the current Conservative Government.
Earlier today, Donald Trump tweeted, ‘The Democrats are pushing for Universal HealthCare while thousands of people are marching in the UK because their U system is going broke and not working. Dems want to greatly raise taxes for really bad and non-personal medical care. No thanks!’
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This was met with criticisms from the health secretary Jeremy Hunt, who replied to the President with the words, ‘I may disagree with claims made on that march but not ONE of them wants to live in a system where 28m people have no cover. NHS may have challenges but I’m proud to be from the country that invented universal coverage – where all get care no matter the size of their bank balance.’
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The Prime Minister’s spokesperson revealed that Theresa May is ‘proud’ of the NHS and that Jeremy Hunt, ‘speaks for the Government.’
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Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party, also replied to Donald Trump’s tweet, ‘Wrong. People were marching because we love our NHS and hate what the Tories are doing to it. Healthcare is a human right.’
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A lot of NHS protestors would agree with this view, as one of the concerns of the protestors on Sunday was the privatisation of the NHS, which was introduced by the Major Government, extended by the Blair and Brown Governments, but extended much further by the Tory Governments of Cameron and May.
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Bernie Sanders, a former Presidential nominee for the Democrats, also tweeted, ‘Hey, Mr. President. The only people who love the current system are you, the drug companies and insurance companies. 30 million Americans have no health insurance and we pay the highest prices in the world. We must guarantee health care to all, not take it away.’
In the UK, a lot of people from across the political spectrum, would agree with Bernie Sanders view on healthcare, but in America Universal Healthcare is seen as a hard left idea.
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The NHS was originally found by Clement Attlee’s Labour Government in 1948. It was seen as a radical idea at the time, but there is widespread support for it in the UK now.
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The main problem is that Donald Trump didn’t seem to understand that the protestors were actually in favour of the NHS. Minnie Driver, a British actress living in America corrected Donald Trump on Twitter, ‘You are CLUELESS. The UK were marching in SUPPORT of the #NHS an extraordinary institution that save millions of lives every day and deserves more funding.’
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Piers Morgan, who just recently interviewed Donald Trump and is a personal friend of his, also had a message for the US President, ‘Wrong, Mr President.
Our NHS is a wonderful, albeit imperfect, health system – and the envy of the world.
By comparison, the US healthcare system is a sick joke & the envy of no-one.’
Some may find it very surprising that Piers Morgan stood up to Donald Trump, considering his close friendship with Donald Trump, and his work as a columnist for the right wing newspaper, the Daily Mail.
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Nigel Farage blamed immigration on the rising costs of the NHS on his LBC show. There are no surprises there.