During his press conference with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell the other day, Trump repeated his tired old lie about America being the highest-taxed nation in the world. When asked by a reporter why he keeps telling it, he told another lie and showed once again that he simply doesn’t care.
SACKS: With the credibility you need to pass tax reform, why do you–
TRUMP: Some people say it differently, and they’ll say we’re the highest developed nation taxed in the world.
SACKS: And why don’t you say it that way?
TRUMP: Because a lot of people know exactly what I’m talking about it and 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’d like to add the “developed nation,” you can say that too. But a lot of people agree that the way I’m saying it is exactly correct.
The United States is, in fact, the 4th lowest taxed country in the OECD, well below the average tax burden as a percentage of GDP. As always, Trump lies and then lies to cover up those lies and does not care what the truth is. He defines “true” as “useful to me at this exact moment.”