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Trump says that because he doesn’t receive any money from drug companies he can negotiate like crazy over the cost of drugs.
“We have politicians in charge of our country who are taken care of by special interests. I’ll give you an example- Medicare. We’re the biggest drug buyer in the world. We buy drugs to make people better, all of that’s fine. But we don’t negotiate the price of the drugs. So we’re spending perhaps 300 to 350 billion dollars more for drugs buying from our own drug companies. Now people say how’s that possible, that’s not possible. It’s possible because the drug companies have probably the 2nd or 3rd most powerful lobby in this country. They get the politicians and every one of them is getting money from the drug companies, every single one. You know who’s not? Me. I’m getting money from nobody except for the small donor. Except for the small donor that buys the “Make America Great Again” hat which we see all over the place. But we do, we have people who send in $50 bucks and send in $150 dollars. But I don’t take the donations and so I’m self-funding essentially, self funding my campaign. Meaning when it comes time to negotiate the cost of drugs we’re going to negotiate like crazy folks.”