President Donald Trump proposed a new tax cut since the one the GOP instituted is increasingly more unpopular. This time, he said it would be a “middle class” tax cut and it would be passed before the election in November. There’s just one problem with that, Congress isn’t in session. In fact, Congress is never in session just before an election.
Trump didn’t let the facts get in the way, however.
“Just 15 days ahead of the midterms, he wants to get his message out to as many mainstream outlets as possible,” said MSNBC correspondent Geoff Bennett. “Part of that is because Fox News has stopped carrying his rallies in real-time. The president is trying to make an end-run around that, talking to reporters about any and everything. You saw him talk about this tax–”
“Congress isn’t in session. It’s a lie,” MSNBC host Ali Velshi cut in. “Congress has to pass the tax cuts. The idea of a middle-class tax cut before the election — you don’t have to say it, Geoff, I will: it’s a lie.”
“The president is trying to get the message of a Trump tax cut out there ahead of the midterms, so you have establishment Republicans who are more inclined to vote for something like that over the fear-mongering he’s trying to do with this migrant caravan, that they will hear that,” Bennett continued. “Also talking about scrapping this long-standing nuclear treaty with Russia. You heard our colleague Hallie Jackson ask him if the U.S. was going to build up its arsenal. He said ‘Yes, until people come to their senses.’ He said that was a clear threat thrown against China and Russia.”
‘Good,’ says Elizabeth Warren after billionaire right-winger Peter Thiel says she’s 2020 Democrat he is ‘most scared by’
Sen. Elizabeth Warren had just one word to say on Tuesday after billionaire right-winger Peter Thiel said she was the "dangerous one" among all the current 2020 presidential candidates.
Thiel, the uber wealthy co-founder of Paypal and a prominent supporter of President Donald Trump, told Fox News personality Tucker Carlson on Monday night that the Democratic candidate he was "most scared" of was Warren. "You know," Thiel said, "I think she's the one who's actually talking about the economy, which is the only thing that I think—the thing that I think matters by far the most."
McConnell stumped after reporter asks if it’s OK to tell his immigrant wife to ‘go back to your country’
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Tuesday refused to condemn President Donald Trump's racist attack against progressive members of Congress -- suggesting instead that both Democrats and Republicans alike needed to tone down their rhetoric.
During a press conference, McConnell was asked if it would be racist to use similar language towards his wife Elaine Chao, who is currently the U.S. Secretary of Transportation.
Longtime Trump loyalist warns the president that his racist tweets are about to permanently stain his image
On Tuesday, former Trump administration official Anthony Scaramucci criticized President Trump for telling four freshman congresswomen to go back to their own countries. All four are American citizens.
Scaramucci accused the president of playing to his base, in a way that has dangerous manifestations: for the president and the country.
“He’s blowing very hard on a dog-whistle that every ethnic group that’s landed in the United States has had to hear,” Scaramucci told the BBC.
“I don’t think the president is a racist, but here’s the thing: if you continue to say and act in that manner, then we all have to look at him and say, ‘OK, well, maybe you weren’t a racist, but now you’re turning into one.'”