UK health system ‘going broke and not working’ says Trump
The comments came after ex-Ukip leader Nigel Farage appeared on one of the US president’s favourite shows.
Donald Trump has hit out at the NHS, claiming it is “going broke and not working”.
The US president made the attack as he targeted Democrats pushing for a British-style universal health system.
He said “thousands of people are marching” in the UK because of concerns about the state of the NHS.
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 5, 2018
His comments came shortly after former Ukip leader Nigel Farage appeared on one of the president’s favourite US TV news shows to talk about the NHS.
Mr Farage’s appearance on Fox And Friends appeared to be the reason for Mr Trump’s Twitter comment.
In a follow-up message, the president thanked the show for “exposing the truth”.
Thank you to @foxandfriends for exposing the truth. Perhaps that’s why your ratings are soooo much better than your untruthful competition!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 5, 2018
Mr Trump’s social media messages came after a crowd of thousands chanting “Save the NHS” descended on Downing Street on Saturday to demand more funding for the health service.
Marching through central London to draw attention to the NHS funding shortage, people carried placards urging “Kick the Tories out” and “More staff, more beds, more funds”.
The demonstration, called NHS In Crisis: Fix It Now, was organised by the People’s Assembly and Health Campaigns Together.