A liberal activist group has dusted the mothballs off it old ad showing Republicans pushing granny off a cliff and gave it a 2017 edge.
The Agenda Project, who was responsible for the 2011 advertisement that showed a Rep. Paul Ryan look-alike pushing an old woman in a wheelchair off a cliff, has now used the spot to take aim at Ryan, Sen. Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump.
But their campaign against the healthcare ill hit a snag when Kellyanne Conway spoke on Sunday.
“During the election (President) Donald Trump promised to protect senior citizens like me from (Rep.) Paul Ryan,” the narrator said in the ad titled “Save Granny! TRUMP RYAN and McCONELL are Cutting $800 Billion from Medicaid.”
“But now President Trump is doing everything that young man says,” she continued. “They are cutting almost a trillion dollars from Medicaid.
The woman is seen being taken to a cliff as she fights against the Rep. Ryan look-alike.
“If President Trump keeps listening to (Rep.) Paul Ryan we’ll all be on the street — or something worse,” she said as she is pushed off of the cliff.
But Conway thwarted those talking points when she appeared on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday.
“These are not cuts to Medicaid,” she told host George Stephanopoulos.
“This slows the rate for the future and it allows governors more flexibility for the future with Medicaid dollars,” Conway said.
“If you are currently in Medicaid, if you became [a recipient] … through the Obamacare expansion, you are grandfathered in. We’re talking about in the future,” she added.
She explained to Stephanopoulos that the changes bring Medicaid back to where it was prior to Obamacare.
“We don’t see them as cuts, it’s slowing the rate of growth in the future and getting Medicaid back to where it was,” Conway said.
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