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May and Corbyn Hit Back at Donald Trump’s Pointed Comment on NHS

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Following Donald’s Trump recent pointed comment on UK National Health Service, Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn hit back at him. Earlier Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, defended NHS performance against Donald Trump who called Britain’s National Health Service as “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!”

Mr. Hunt had said: “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.” He also poked at US health Service system in which “28 million people have no cover”.

Theresa May who has been recently under pressure from Mr. Trump in several different situations, was forced to defend the NHS against him. Her spokesman said: “The Prime Minister is proud of having an NHS that is free at the point of delivery. NHS funding is at a record high and was prioritized in the Budget with an extra £2.8bn.”

In his tweet Trump hinted to the ‘Save our NHS’ protest on Saturday in which people took a rally to demand more funding for the crisis-hit NHS. The protesters gathered in central London with banners with the words “kick the Tories out”, “more staff, more beds, more funds”, and “keep your hands off our NHS.”

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has also rebuffed 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.

 

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