President Donald Trump wrote an op-ed for USA Today titled "Democrats 'Medicare for All' plan will demolish promises to seniors" Wednesday. Unsurprisingly, the op-ed was immediately excoriated by the mainstream media, especially after the Washington Post ran a supposed "fact-check" claiming the editorial "contained a misleading statement or a falsehood" in "almost every sentence."
Glenn Beck reacted to the president's op-ed and its reception by the media on “The Glenn Beck Radio Program” Thursday.
President Trump's op-ed explained that the Democratic proposal would cost an insane $32.6 trillion during its first 10 years, Glenn said. "The president continued by slamming the left’s open-border policies and calling out their socialist policies," he continued.
He noted USA Today’s tweet:
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) October 10, 2018
As well as this rebuttal from CNN's Jim Acosta:
This column may break the record for the number of falsehoods from a President ever published in a newspaper op-Ed. Just this tweet alone is false - “outlaw private health care plans” and “letting anyone cross our border” Huh? Fact check: false and false. Come on USA Today. https://t.co/1SPKMztmJL
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) October 10, 2018
"I know I shouldn’t expect journalists these days to do any kind of actual journalism. I mean that’s so old-timey," Glenn said. "It’s painfully obvious that journalists like Acosta haven’t even read the left's proposal on 'Medicare for all.' It is H.R. 676. It has 123 Democrat cosponsors, that's more than half of the House Democrats, and it reads, 'It shall be unlawful for a private health insurer to sell health insurance coverage that duplicates the benefits provided under this Act.' So, CNN, how is the president lying?"
Watch the video above to hear more on this from Glenn.