Funny how the marketing campaign for the tax bill changes so dramatically depending on the audience it’s aimed at. Before the bill was passed, Trump and the Republicans were claiming it was all about the middle class. Once it passed, Trump told his rich buddies he’d just made them all richer.
Trump repeatedly claimed that the bill would be bad for the wealthy, including him, and his lying press secretary backed him up, saying he would take a big hit. “The rich will not be gaining at all with this plan. We are looking for the middle class and we are looking for jobs — jobs being the economy,” he said to one audience. “This is not good for me. Me, it’s not so — I have some very wealthy friends. Not so happy with me, but that’s OK. You know, I keep hearing Schumer: ‘This is for the wealthy.’ Well, if it is, my friends don’t know about it,” he told another.But once it was passed, he went down to Mar-a-Lago for Christmas, a private club that costs $200,000 a year to join, plus $14,000 in monthly costs, and told his rich friends there, “You all just got a lot richer.” And he’s right, they did. But it just shows how deeply dishonest he and the Republicans have been from the start on this. And if that surprises you even a tiny little bit, you’re too naive for words.