You’d think Donald Trump would be delighted that he finally managed to pass a piece of legislation — a massive tax cut for the richest 1 percent of Americans — but he isn’t. See, Donnie needs to be praised at all times, and since most Americans don’t care about his tax bill, he’s very angry, as Scott Dworkin reports:
Multiple people close to the WH just told me @realDonaldTrump is furious his tax bill isn’t being celebrated. Ranting & raving about how the press should be touting it as the biggest accomplishment of any president in the history of this country. What a pathetic nutjob. Sad!
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) December 20, 2017
Of course, if you go over to Trump’s Twitter feed, the tax cut is the greatest thing since sliced bread:
The Tax Cuts are so large and so meaningful, and yet the Fake News is working overtime to follow the lead of their friends, the defeated Dems, and only demean. This is truly a case where the results will speak for themselves, starting very soon. Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 20, 2017
But take a look at the latest polling numbers regarding all those jobs, jobs, jobs Donnie is promising. According to NBC News:
“24 percent of Americans say that the Trump-backed tax plan is a good idea, versus 41 percent who believe it’s a bad idea.
“That’s an increase in unpopularity from October, when 35 percent said it was a bad idea, and 25 percent said it was a good idea.”
Damn, it’s not even close! 17 percent more of those polled think the tax plan is bad than think it’s good. That’s not an encouraging sign, especially for Congressional Republicans as they prepare for a midterm election in 2018. They’ve already pissed off millions of Americans by trying to take away their health insurance. And their leader, the Tangerine Shitgibbon, knows that if he loses control of Congress next year, he’ll be impeached.
But if you think a poll can adequately express just how much contempt and hatred there is for Trump and the tax scam bill, take a look at some of what’s been posted on Twitter today:
I’ll bet Trump’s advisors have been pacifying him by saying the bill is popular. SMH pic.twitter.com/SFY3XhYfId
— Pauli ⛄️ (@pauligirll) December 20, 2017
Twas days before XMas for GOP Grinches
Tax cuts for the rich while our pennies he pinches
Screw children, the working, and even our vets
But keep it tax free for their private jets
We feel the pain, GOP's thrilled though
Let them screw themselves with their tax-free dildo
— Howard (@HowardA_Esq) December 20, 2017
— Abi Normal (@CheetoBane) December 20, 2017
It's not enough to raise our taxes, throw us off our health plans and basically ruin our futures, now we have to thank him, too? JFC this man is toxic.
— Unprepared for your holidays (@kelliawise) December 20, 2017
— Richard Adlof (@richard_adlof) December 20, 2017
Congratulations 1%!!!! You can go buy another yacht with your new tax savings. Everyone else, enjoy your $20 in savings, just remember next year you’ll be having your SS, medicare and Medicaid reduced… alongside higher healthcare costs.
— Andrew Helms (@andrewghelms) December 20, 2017
Quit blaming the media. Americans have real concerns about this. Instead of addressing those concerns your cronies in the GOP rushed the bill through so there can be a photo op and senators & house reps can lavish you with praise and gratitude.
— Elizabeth (@amiraelizabeth) December 20, 2017
How about you release your taxes to prove you’re going to take a big hit? If that’s true, then I might believe your normally lying fat ass. #ResignNow
— Festivus for the Rest of Us (@aldog87) December 20, 2017
Can’t wait until you’re in prison
— Peter (@themannislives) December 20, 2017
You're either a liar, an idiot, or both.
Things with a lower approval than you:
This tax bill
— Schrödinger's Trump (@SchrodngrsTrump) December 20, 2017
Only 16% of CEOs plan to use their tax cut to create jobs: https://t.co/WAJbPJ1Sd3
— Tom Jeffrey (@tjeffrey) December 20, 2017
LIES lies lies!! Corporations have already said they are going to use the cuts to enrich themselves and their shareholders. No pay raises for the working person just more money for the top. You're a greedy selfish bastard! You should be ashamed of yourself. Art of the con at work
— Becca Detrompez (@detrompez) December 20, 2017
Wonder whose fault it’ll be when this tax plan wrecks the economy. Something tells me Trump will try to blame Obama and Hillary. Some things never change.