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Fox News anchor admits ‘we sound like people sucking up to billionaires’ for bashing Rep AOC’s tax plan

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Fox News personality Jesse Waters (screengrab)

Fox News personality Jesse Waters admitted on Saturday that the network looks awful trying to defend billionaires from taxation.

“In her endless quest to take your hard-earned money out of your hands, liberal lightening-rod Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is sticking by her 70 percent tax plan on incomes over $10 million,” Waters complained.

Waters played a clip of Ocasio-Cortez, also known as AOC, explaining marginal tax rates during an appearance on Showtime’s “Desus and Mero” show.

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“In my opinion, I think what she’s doing when saying, ‘Isn’t $10 million enough?’ — I think that’s unAmerican,” Waters said.

“Do you agree?” Waters asked Fox News personality Maria Bartiromo.

“It is unAmerican, Jesse,” Bartiromo replied.

According to Fox News’ own polling, 70 percent of registered voters in America support increasing taxes on incomes over $10 million.

Fox News poll on tax increases conducted in January (screengrab)

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Later in the segment, Waters acknowledged the unfavorable optics of their position.

“Now, we sound like people sucking up to billionaires,” Waters admitted. “That’s how the Democrats are going to run, they’re going to run on attacking billionaires.”

“How does the Republican Party combat that smear that Republicans are just the party of the rich?” he asked.

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“You have to address the underlying problem that the left is bringing up, and that is there is income inequality, still,” Bartiromo replied.

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