Some Trump supporters are shallow enough to support Trump because they think he is entertaining. In reality, he lies to their faces while ruining their lives in the process.
Real Time host Bill Maher recently wrote an article for the Real Time blog to serve as a wake-up call for all Trump supporters who don’t realize that they’re being conned by a reality TV president.
In an article titled “Trump Supporters: You Know You’re Being Conned, Right?” Maher focuses on Trump’s proposed tax reform.
Maher attached a photo of Donald, Ivanka, and Steve Mnuchin to drive home the point.
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— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) 30. август 2017.
The HBO host wrote:
“That’s Ivanka on Trump’s left and Steve Mnuchin on his right. What do they have in common? They’re all rich. They all worked for their dads, who were rich. And they all inherited (or will inherit) vast family fortunes. One of them is the first President in 40 years who won’t show the voters his taxes, but we know, for a fact, some years his federal tax payments totaled zero point zero fuck all. The Trump/Mnuchin plan cuts the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, even though most Americans – six out of ten – think corporations already pay too little. (As a percentage of GDP, corporate taxes are less than half of what they were in the 60’s.) And of course, the plan eliminates the estate tax.”
Maher continued, “At his rally in Phoenix a few weeks ago, President Trump looked out over the sea of white faces, stretch pants, and plastic shoes and told them that the economy was rigged. This drew a fair amount of cheers for their mentally-addled, ill-informed champion of the working man. Except, the only prescription Trump has for unrigging the economy is tax cuts. And not just tax cuts. Tax cuts that almost exclusively benefit the people who are doing the rigging. And most of the people in Trump’s audience don’t make enough to pay income tax at all, don’t own corporations, and the closest they’ve ever been to an estate was when they visited Graceland.”
Bill concluded, “I know telling a Trump voter they’re being conned by a con man will only make their belief in the con man stronger, so I hesitate to even ask the question. But seriously, Trump supporters: you know you’re being conned, right?”
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