On CNN Tuesday, Republican lobbyist and former Trump adviser David Urban tried to talk over anchor Alisyn Camerota to dispute the bombshell tax story in The New York Times — and Joe Biden strategist and Never-Trump conservative Ana Navarro-Cárdenas promptly mocked him.
“He’s not going to increase your taxes or take away your guns,” said Urban. “He’s not going to do all of the things that Joe Biden and the Democratic platform says he’s going to do. With respect to taxes, I just want to point out I made a graphic of what you had up earlier. He paid 1 million bucks in 2016.”
“That’s not what The New York Times says,” cut in Camerota.
“No no no. Alisyn, it says he paid $1 million in 2016 and he paid $4.2 million in 2017,” said Urban. “Then, Alisyn, what happened was he got — he got a credit — a carry-forward which reduces tax liability to $750 … just to be factual because we care about that. Here’s a number that Americans care about. Joe Biden’s proposed tax plan raises Americans’ taxes by $3.4 trillion. That’s the tax number Americans care about. They don’t care about 750 bucks. They care they Joe Biden is goes to raise taxes.” (Biden has called for raising taxes only on people making over $400,000.)
“I see how much on the defensive and how much under the skin the tax story is, and David is reflecting it right now,” said Navarro-Cárdenas. “And I think this idea that David just mentioned that average Americans don’t care that the president paid $750 on two years, and many years before that paid zero, nada, zilch, nada, I think that is absolutely wrong, because I think all of those first responders, I think all of those essential workers, I think the people who he’s attacked so many times — undocumented workers. His own undocumented workers. The ones who worked on his —in his properties, who he fired when the reporters found out he had undocumented workers, paid more taxes than Trump does.”
“I hope Joe Biden brings that up, because the average American is pissed off at the idea that the rich guy is gaming the system while they’re making sacrifices, working two or three jobs at a time to put food on their own table,” she added.
WATCH: Carl Bernstein reports GOP senators are plotting against Trump if he tries to stay in office after losing
In an interview Sunday afternoon with CNN's Ana Cabrera, investigative journalist and author Carl Bernstein reported that there are currently "6, 8, 10 Republicans in the Senate who are talking with each other about how to restrain what they regard as an out-of-control, almost madman... who is determined to do anything to hold on to office regardless of its legality."
Bernstein did not mention the names of the senators, but he did add that there was a power play being created behind-the-scenes if President Donald J. Trump used "provocative acts to undermine the Constitution."
Trump has stated repeatedly that he will not concede if the election results reveal a Joe Biden victory.
‘We are not going to control the pandemic’: Trump aide Meadows makes confession during CNN interview
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows waved the white flag on Sunday morning, admitting the administration has all but given up on trying to "contain" the coronavirus pandemic, saying they are directing their efforts to "vaccines and therapeutics."
With "State of the Union" host Jake Tapper pointing cases of COVID-19 are on the rise, Meadows attempted to attack CNN over their coverage of the pandemic, to which Tapper replied, "It's coming from all sorts of places because the pandemic is out of control.”
“So here’s what we have to do,” Meadows attempted. “We're not going to control the pandemic. We are going to control the fact that we get vaccines, therapeutics and other mitigation”
CNN’s Tapper fires back at White House’s Meadows for personal attack about mask-wearing
During a long and very contentious interview with White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, CNN "State of the Union" host Jake Tapper snapped back at Donald Trump's righthand man for trying to mock him for not wearing a mask during the interview where Meadows was not in the studio.
After grilling Meadows for agreeing to designate Vice President Mike Pence as an "essential worker" so he can continue to campaign for Donald Trump after his office became a COVID-19 hotspot, the CNN host pressed Meadows why the president continues to refuse to wear a mask and doesn't demand it of his rallygoers.