Since Donald Trump has been elected as president last 2016 U.S. elections, he somehow managed to immediately get on the nerves of the people, not just in America, but from all over the world.
He has been involved in a lot of controversies because there are times that he would make extremely bold statements that aren’t exactly what a leader of a nation is supposed to say. Which is why more and more people are expressing their dislike of the current U.S. president.
The latest incident involves a tweet, which is where he often make bold statements, about Great Britain’s health care.
For almost a year now, the United States has been struggling to find unity when it comes to the healthcare industry, so when the president found a chance to talk about other nation’s healthcare system, he immediately took it but it would seem that Trump didn’t quite understand it, which led to the Brits disliking him even more, continue reading for more info.
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
Trump Attacks United Kingdom’s National Health Service
Last February 5, United States commander-in-chief, Donald Trump has yet again made a controversial post on his official Twitter account, this time attacking another nation’s health service. On the tweet, Trump mentioned how the Democrats are actually protesting against his administration because they wish to have a universal health system, which he definitely disagreed on and even compared it to United Kingdom’s National Health Services, that he actually referred to as “going broke and not working”.
Trump thought that people in Great Britain are protesting against their own National Health Services because it is going downhill, it turns out that the people are actually fighting to save the NHS and they are asking for more funding.
The United States president thought that the thousands of people who joined the march in London last weekend were protesting against NHS. The people of Great Britain does not need to pay for healthcare services because they pay for it with their taxes, whereas in the United States, people spend thousands of dollars in order to get treated and people of America wishes to have a similar healthcare system.
British Government Fights Back
It is not surprising when the British nation tried to defend their healthcare system from Trump, just like the British Prime Minister did. Theresa May backed up Britain’s health secretary, Jeremy Hunt over the United States president’s claims that their healthcare system is actually going downhill. Hunt definitely disagreed with Trump’s tweet by making another statement via tweet as well.
Hunt said that he is indeed proud to belong from a country wherein he does not need to worry about affording healthcare unlike other nations, he also backed up the marchers saying that not a single one of them would want to live with a healthcare system wherein they need to get insurance from private sectors and worry about not getting their right to be treated.
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 https://t.co/YJsKBAHsw7
— Jeremy Hunt (@Jeremy_Hunt) February 5, 2018
The prime minister’s spokesperson even said that the prime minister herself is indeed very proud of their National Health Services. She even mentions how they have always prioritized the budget for healthcare which made it the best healthcare system in the entire world for the second time around, and that is all according to the Commonwealth Fund international survey.
When May’s spokesperson was asked if the prime minister have anything to say regarding Trump’s statement regarding the NHS, she simply refused to answer, instead, she stated that May has never commented on any of the current issues of the United State when it comes to their healthcare.
Britain’s labor leader also expressed his thoughts via Twitter regarding the U.S. President’s statement, he said that Trump was indeed wrong when he talked about the March since the people of Great Britain loves the fact that they have NHS, this is because people have the right to accessible and affordable healthcare.
The current chief executive of National Health Service, Simon Stevens also released a statement saying that Trump definitely got it all wrong and the people do not want to get rid of NHS.
Experts On United States’ Healthcare Crisis
Financial experts believe that Trump must not worry about other nation’s healthcare problems because his own country is suffering from it. In fact, Toby Cosgrove of Cleveland Clinic even said that private companies such as the merge of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase, will be the one to save the healthcare industry of the United States, this is because the government officials couldn’t seem to agree on how they will be able to fix this healthcare crisis.