Donald Trump tells so many lies that it’s hard to keep up with them all. When he’s not lying about Russia, Obama, or his own sordid sexual past, he’ll drop a line in that can catch some by surprise. That’s why it’s a good idea to consider every word that leaves his mouth complete bullshit.
With tax reform (i.e. tax cuts for the super rich) now the big ticket item that Trump’s trying to sell, Trump’s been repeating a favorite untruth of his that the United States is the “highest taxed country in the world.”
One tiny problem with that Trumpian tidbit: It’s simply not true. And now someone has called him out for it, right to his face.
Mike Sacks of Scripps News was at the White House and told Trump that his claim of America having the highest tax rate in the world is “objectively false.” Sacks then added:
“With the credibility you need to pass tax reform, why did you say it?”
Did Trump admit his lie? Of course not! He tried to cover over it with this:
“Some people will say it differently. They’ll say we’re the highest developed nation taxed in the world.”
That led Sacks to ask the logical follow-up question:
“Then why are you saying it that way?”
Trump’s response proves that he has no freaking clue about taxes or anything else, as per his usual:
“Because a lot of people know exactly what I’m talking about. But in many cases, they think I’m right when I say the highest. As far as I’m concerned, I think we’re really essentially the highest. But if you would like to add the developed nation, you can say that too.
“But a lot of people think the way that I’m saying it is exactly correct.”
The pretend president then walked away before Sacks could ask another question.
Here’s a fast fact-check for Orange Donnie, via CNBC:
“Regardless of how you measure the tax burden, the president’s claim is not borne out by the facts. As measured by percentage of GDP, numerous European countries that provide more social services tax their citizens more heavily than the U.S. does, the BBC reports: ‘In 2015, the U.S. tax take came in at 26.4 percent of GDP, well below countries such as Italy at 43.3 percent, France at 45.5 percent and Denmark at 46.6 percent.'”
Just stack this atop the growing mountain of gross exaggerations (also known as lies) that dribble from Trump’s mouth each day.
I asked POTUS today why he keeps saying “We’re the highest taxed nation in the world” when it’s objectively false. Here’s how he answered: pic.twitter.com/2EHa0nbm5p
— Mike Sacks (@MikeSacksEsq) October 17, 2017
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