President-elect Donald Trump has mostly been mum since the election about the promise he made to protect Social Security and Medicare in their current form.

"Every Republican wants to do a big number on Social Security, they want to do it on Medicare, they want to do it on Medicaid, and we can't do that because it's not fair to the people who have been paying in for years," said Trump at one point during his campaign.

Similar to his threats of imposing big tariffs on U.S. companies that send jobs to other countries, Trump's support for entitlement programs does not align with the ideology of leading Republicans in Congress.

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