White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders faced questions from reporters after the House passed the GOP tax plan on Tuesday which benefits wealthy people like the Trumps. Sanders made the jaw-dropping claim that the GOP tax plan would cost Trump “a lot of money” even though that’s far from the truth. It will benefit real estate developers such as Donald Trump and Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN).
“It likely will — certainly on the personal side — could cost the president a lot of money,” Sanders told reporters. “The president’s focus hasn’t necessarily been at all on himself.”
The reporter explained to Lyin’ Sarah that Trump would benefit from several provisions of the bill, including top-rate tax reductions, pass-through reductions, and estate tax exemptions, according to Raw Story.
“He’s going to make money on that,” the reporter told Sanders.
“Look, again, this is a tax plan that we hope benefits all Americans primarily,” Sanders insisted. “And priority number one is middle-class Americans. That has been this administration’s focus. We feel like that is certainly addressed.”
MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson brought up Trump’s tax returns.
“You’re getting a lot of questions what will benefit the president, what won’t benefit the president,” Jackson said. “I get he doesn’t want to release taxes. That would obviously put all of these questions to rest. So can you elucidate why, for 2016 — the president can release his taxes — why won’t he do that and put all of these questions away?”
Sanders insisted that Trump’s taxes are still under audit.
“I don’t mean to belabor it, Sarah,” Jackson shot back. “I understand that the president wants to wait until after the audit. I’m asking: Why?”
“I don’t think it’s that complicated,” Sanders said. “As long as they’re under audit, he’s not going to release his taxes.”
The most unpopular president in history just helped to pass a hugely unpopular tax plan.
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