President Trump spent the weekend at the presidential getaway known as Camp David, claiming to be accomplishing important work while he was there, although we are just supposed to trust him on this. It’s not exactly as though he has proven himself trustworthy in the past, however. He just looks out for the interests of his rich buddies, and it’s no different in the case of what he was doing at Camp David on Saturday and Sunday.
He tweeted about his trip on the occasion of his return to Washington, D.C., writing on Twitter:
‘Wonderful weekend at Camp David. A very special place. A lot of very important work done. Heading back to the
He included an image of him boarding Marine One.
Check out his post below.
According to the Associated Press, Trump held meetings while at Camp David with members of his Cabinet, including White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin. He also met with Vice President Mike Pence.
Trump is preparing for the national GOP to put their tax plan up for a vote this coming week; the House and the Senate have both passed versions of it at this point and the two versions have been reconciled by party leadership.
The bill “will mostly benefit the middle class and jobs,” Trump told reporters before departing for Camp David on Saturday.
In reality, the bill includes provisions like a cap on the amount of property tax that can be deducted, meaning that those middle class people who own their homes and pay a significant amount in property taxes each year will now have the deck stacked against them even more than before.
In addition, the GOP added a provision to their bill at the last minute that, as CNBC reports, will benefit those — like wealthy Republicans, including Donald Trump — who have “pass through income” from real estate investments.
Concerned interests noted that GOP Senator Bob Corker, who, although he has sparred with the president, remains ideologically aligned with him, went from opposing the bill to supporting it after the deduction for “pass through income” was added. Corker would benefit from this change.
The GOP has enough votes to pass the tax reform bill now that the goodies have been added for people like Corker.
Trump posted a clip of himself talking about the tax bill to reporters on Twitter on Saturday, claiming, as always, that it will be some grand thing for Americans across the board. Check it out below.
TAX CUTS will increase investment in the American economy and in U.S. workers, leading to higher growth, higher wages, and more JOBS! pic.twitter.com/4GxM8psMU1
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 16, 2017
He claimed in the short clip featured above that companies would be given an incentive to invest further in their U.S. operations because of the tax bill, but it’s not as though he has a good record on that. Many of the U.S. investment plans that the president has touted as evidence of his policies supposedly doing something great for America have turned out to be either meaningless or to have nothing to do with him.
Remember, although Trump would like to claim otherwise, economic indicators like the unemployment rate have been improving since the Obama era.
Check out Twitter’s latest response to the president below.
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