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Trump blasts 2020 Democrats over healthcare for undocumented immigrants

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President Donald Trump blasted all 10 candidates on the stage for the second night of the 2020 Democratic debates for supporting the inclusion of undocumented immigrants in government healthcare plans.

“All Democrats just raised their hands for giving millions of illegal aliens unlimited healthcare,” Trump tweeted Thursday night. “How about taking care of American Citizens first!? That’s the end of that race!”

Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, one of the candidates who raised their hands, said, “Our country is healthier when everybody is healthier.”

“We are talking about something, people are given a chance to buy into,” Buttigieg continued. “In the same way there are undocumented immigrants in my community who pay sales taxes and pay property taxes directly or indirectly.”

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“This is not about a handout,” he added. “This is an insurance program. We do ourselves no favors by having 11 million undocumented people in our country be unable to access health care.”

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