The Missouri Republican Party has come under fire for a tone-deaf tweet it sent after President Donald Trump’s speech on taxes Wednesday in Springfield, MO.
In July, Republican lawmakers reversed a plan to increase the minimum wage in St. Louis to $10 an hour.
After Trump gave his speech vaunting tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans as a means of increasing wages and opportunities for the working class, the Missouri GOP Twitter account congratulated him and said, “You are right — it’s time to give the American worker a pay raise!”
1/3 Great job in Springfield, @POTUS! You are right—it’s time to give the American worker a pay raise!
— Missouri GOP (@MissouriGOP) August 30, 2017
The irony was not lost on social media users.
you just voted to lower the Minimum Wage in St. Louis by $2.30. Way to go for your citizens. VOTE THEM OUT!!!
— Ms.Mel (@mellylicious420) August 31, 2017
How can you possibly say it's time for a pay raise? Your party votes overwhelmingly, every time, to block increases to workers' pay.
— Stephen Eisele (@stepheneisele) August 30, 2017
The Raising Economic Tide. pic.twitter.com/ZEjvfaWyB9
— Nathan Becker (@netbacker) August 31, 2017
The GOP reversed a minimum wage increase in Missouri. The GOP is the only thing getting in the way of a pay raise for Americans.
— Brendan Joseph (@VoiceofBrendan) September 1, 2017
BREAKING: Missouri GOP reverses position on St. Louis wage ordinance, probably. https://t.co/dg88WLidow
— Jesse Lawder (@JesseLawder) August 30, 2017
This is exactly the opposite of what you just did. Wtf??
— ShineALightMO (@ShineALightMO) August 30, 2017
— Martha Stevens (@Martha4MO) August 30, 2017
👎🏽 we do not 😕
— #RollsEyes11/10/2016 (@IsryBekah) August 31, 2017
They never cap the price of rent, food or utilities though. But what you want to bet some of these workers think Trump is on their side. NOT
— Biter/Sting/Curator (@nufsaid2) August 31, 2017
You literally JUST took away raises that workers in your state were given. I don't think the word 'raise' means what you think it does…
— Erik Hudzik (@ErikH_BI) August 31, 2017