Apparently, passing a massive tax giveaway to the rich isn’t quite enough to soothe Donald Trump’s fragile ego after a year of failure.
So someone on his team – his daughter Ivanka? Son-in-law Jared Kushner? Chief of staff John Kelly? – told him his bill did much more than ensure his children will inherit billions of tax-free dollars and his wealthy Wall Street friends will pocket even more cash.
There are so many things wrong with Trump’s boast, it’s hard to know where to begin. Countless reports from those working on the tax bill have said Trump clearly has no idea what’s in it. The more Trump and Republicans tried to repeal it, the more popular it became.
Which is why, as Republicans are facing increasing odds of losing their majority in next year’s midterms, it’s a questionable strategy to boast that on top of giving tax cuts to billionaires and corporations, Trump secretly robbed people of their health care too.