Though Democrats have long coveted Trump’s tax returns, which the candidate and now president has refused to release, a cadre of Democratic operatives and lawmakers stressed the need to focus on the GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, which the Congressional Budget Office says would cause millions to lose health insurance, lead to higher premiums in the short-term and decrease the amount spent on Medicaid.
“Message: tax cuts for the rich paid for by taking health care away from 24M people > tax returns,” Dan Pfeiffer, a former senior adviser to President Barack Obama tweeted.
Sen. Brian Schatz, a Hawaii Democrat, added, “Focus! $880b cut in Medicaid in order to pay for a $880b tax cut for rich. Plus an age tax.”
And former Rep. John Dingell tweeted: “Most interesting # in Trump’s taxes: 24,000,000. Oh no wait that’s just how many Americans will lose health care under his terrible plan.”