President Donald Trump said Friday that he “wasn’t impressed” with the first Democratic primary debates held this week, suggesting that the party is moving too far to the left.
“You know I’ve been watching the debates a little bit in between meetings and I wasn’t impressed,” Trump said while answering questions with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro while in Japan for the G20 summit, according to The Hill.
“It’s become like the Socialist Party,” he added. “In fact, I heard there’s a rumor the Democrats are going to change the name of the party from the Democratic Party to the Socialist Party.”
Trump previously declared himself the winner of the Democratic debates, and criticized the candidates for pledging that their healthcare plans will cover undocumented immigrants.
“All Democrats just raised their hands for giving millions of illegal aliens unlimited healthcare. How about taking care of American Citizens first!?” Trump tweeted during a break in meeting with other heads of state. “That’s the end of that race!”
“I look forward to spending time with you rather than watching the debate,” Trump said at a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel after his tweet, according to Deadline. “I saw that health care and maximum health care was given to 100 percent of the illegal immigrants coming into our country by the Democrats. Unfortunately, they didn’t discuss what they’re giving to American citizens. That’s not a good thing…they had the first debate last night. It wasn’t very exciting. I can tell you that.”
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