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 (@Missouri GOP) 1504121827.0
The irony was not lost on social media users.
@MissouriGOP @POTUS you just voted to lower the Minimum Wage in St. Louis by $2.30. Way to go for your citizens. VOTE THEM OUT!!!— ✌🏼Ms On The Right Side of Humanity (@✌🏼Ms On The Right Side of Humanity) 1504183627.0
@MissouriGOP @POTUS How can you possibly say it's time for a pay raise? Your party votes overwhelmingly, every time… https://t.co/ITbJZ23oHE— Stephen Eisele (@Stephen Eisele) 1504123687.0
@A_E_Hansen @stepheneisele @MissouriGOP @POTUS The Raising Economic Tide. https://t.co/ZEjvfaWyB9— Nathan (#MaskWon #TrumpLOST) Becker 🇺🇸 (@Nathan (#MaskWon #TrumpLOST) Becker 🇺🇸) 1504199492.0
@FoxBusiness @KellyannePolls The GOP reversed a minimum wage increase in Missouri. The GOP is the only thing getti… https://t.co/CSvbbdXNVp— Brendan 😷 McNulty (@Brendan 😷 McNulty) 1504228011.0
@MissouriGOP This is exactly the opposite of what you just did. Wtf??— ShineALightMO (@ShineALightMO) 1504124592.0
Ummmmmm pretty sure your party just took away a pay raise from St. Louis families & their kids #MoLeg https://t.co/hFOmVryekm— Martha Stevens (@Martha Stevens) 1504123884.0
@pjmcpo @sgf_indivisible @MissouriGOP @POTUS 👎🏽 we do not 😕— IsryBekah - 🇺🇸 (@IsryBekah - 🇺🇸) 1504181815.0
@christibbbb0913 @TheSaleaholic @MissouriGOP @POTUS They never cap the price of rent, food or utilities though. But… https://t.co/vGjkp4SNRY— Biter/Sting/Curator🌊🌈⏰📬💙 (@Biter/Sting/Curator🌊🌈⏰📬💙) 1504198652.0
@MissouriGOP @POTUS You literally JUST took away raises that workers in your state were given. I don't think the wo… https://t.co/kZtiolRmnJ— Erik Hudzik (@Erik Hudzik) 1504184217.0