Washington: Outraged Britons have hit back at Donald Trump, defending the National Health Service (NHS), after the US President tweeted that the service was “going broke and not working”.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said she was proud of the country’s healthcare system, responding to comments by Trump.
“The prime minister is proud of having an NHS that is free at the point of delivery. NHS funding is at a record high and was prioritised in the budget with an extra 2.8 billion pounds ($3.9 billion),” a spokesman of the Prime Minister told reporters. “In the recent the Commonwealth Fund international survey the NHS was rated the best in the world for a second time.”
Trump used NHS to make a domestic political point arguing against the provision of universal healthcare, but in doing so was perceived to have bad-mouthed a system held dear by his country’s closest ally.
“The Democrats are pushing for Universal HealthCare while thousands of people are marching in the UK because their U system is going broke and not working.