Although Theresa May pretended to rebuff Donald Trump’s attack on UK NHS crisis, she didn’t even mention it in the phone call she had with US President a little bit later. Jeremy Hunt and Jeremy Corbyn hit back at Donald Trump in their tweeters after Trump called the NHS “broke and not working”.
Mr. Trump wrote in his tweeter: “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!”
Poking at US health services in which just elderly and poor people can get free care, while others should buy health insurance, the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt tweeted that he is proud of such a universal health coverage system.
On the other hand, Jeremy Corbyn has also attacked Donald Trump’s “wrong” criticism of Britain’s National Health Service (NHS). “People were marching because we love our NHS and hate what the Tories are doing to it. Healthcare is a human right,” replied Corbyn to Trump’s tweet.
But Theresa May failed to challenge Donald Trump in the phone call she had with him a little bit later. “The Prime Minister spoke to President Trump this evening,” said a Downing Street spokeswoman. According to the reports, the two leaders spoke about the new US data law. However, they didn’t bring up Trump’s tweet against UK NHS.
When the Downing Street was asked whether the issue was discussed in the telephone call, the Downing Street said: “It did not.” Downing Street claimed that Mrs. May emphasized the “great importance” of the new data law, which will also enable reciprocal deals between UK and US to allow the police to attain information across the Atlantic.
May’s silence and taciturnity in not even bringing up Trump’s extraordinary tweet by which he slammed the UK government, caused a big range of rage among people of Britain. They condemned May not to be able to defend her government against its enemies.