It seems that President Trump was watching Fox Business Network and immediately tweeting about it Monday morning. He is already posturing himself to place the blame on Democrats if politicians on Capitol Hill are unable to pass his tax reform plan. Trump found an ally in former President Ronald Reagan’s Economic Adviser Art Laffer.
Trump paraphrased Laffer’s comments on Twitter writing Laffer “doesn’t know how a Democrat could vote against the big tax cut/reform bill and live with themselves!”
Trump, who can’t seem to tweet just once, called out Democrats in a follow-up post for their history of tax increases. He wrote, “The Democrats only want to increase taxes and obstruct. That’s all they are good at.!”
For the record, Laffer did say on Fox Business Network that he is “hoping the Democrats vote” for Trump’s tax proposal because “they should vote with it, they believe in it, they want it. He apparently did not say that he didn’t think Democrats could live with themselves if they voted down the proposal. He said that he didn’t know how a Democrat could “vote against this bill and hold his face up high to the electorate.”
You can watch Laffer’s comments below. We look forward to seeing your take on this issue.
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