Schumer cites 'untruths' by Trump, Republicans on tax plan

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 24, 2017 3:19 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans in the Senate were not being truthful about what their tax plan does and how it would affect Americans, referring to a charge by Republican Senator Bob Corker that Trump routinely told untruths.

"Unfortunately what the president says about tax reform has been correctly characterized by Senator Corker as 'untruths.' And Corker was being kind," Schumer told reporters. "What the president says and what the Republican plan does are polar opposites."

(Reporting by Amanda Becker and Doina Chiacu; Editing by David Alexander)