Chuck Schumer Hits Out At Donald Trump Over 'Unreleased' Health Care Plan: 'It's Your Daily Lie'

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer hit out at President Donald Trump over his plans for health care on Thursday night, calling the commander-in-chief's claim to have a health care plan a "daily lie."

Sen. Schumer (D-NY.) criticized President Trump for "suing to end protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions," and accused him of repeatedly claiming to have a "secret" health care plan.

He also posted a Senate Democrats attack advert on social media that said Trump had lied "over and over again" about his plans for health care, and sought to take coverage away from "millions of Americans."

The leading Senate Democrat criticised the president's health care record a month after people with pre-existing health conditions accused Trump of lying about his willingness to protect them during his latest State of the Union address.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer
Charles Schumer talks to reporters following the weekly Democratic Senate policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol March 05, 2019 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

"I've also made an ironclad pledge to American families: We will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions," Trump said during his February speech.

Several fact-check reports published shortly after the State of the Union rebutted his claim.

Sen. Schumer tweeted last night: "You keep saying you have this unreleased, secret heart [sic] care plan you'll announce right around the corner. But it's your #DailyLie.

"You're suing to end protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions and rip health care from millions."

He also posted a Senate Democrat advert that took aim at President Trump's repeated health care promises, and accused him of lying "over and over again... to the American people about his healthcare plan."

Following a montage of clips showing President Trump speaking about his health care proposals, the Democratic advert said: "President Trump backs a lawsuit to take away coverage and pre-existing condition protections from millions of Americans."

"The American people know: The only Trump healthcare plan is a lawsuit to take away protections from millions of Americans," it later added.

Newsweek has contacted the White House for a response and will update this article with any comment.

The Trump administration has backed a lawsuit by several Republican states that seeks to throw out Obamacare. But it was reported by The New York Times in January that the White House was happy for the Supreme Court ruling on the matter to take place after the 2020 election.

The Supreme Court rejected a Democrat motion for the case to be fast-tracked later that same month.

Having previously promised not to make cuts to entitlement programs like Medicare and Medicaid, President Trump revealed in his 2020 budget that his administration wanted to cut billions from the benefits.

Appearing at a Fox News town hall event in Pennsylvania last night, Trump confirmed that the White House would be cutting entitlements.