Socialist Bernie Sanders admitted during a town hall with Fox News Monday night that he benefited from the Trump tax cuts, but isn't interested in voluntarily writing a check to the federal government.
Bret Baier calls out millionaire Bernie Sanders and asks him why he accepted tax breaks when he claims rich people should be taxed more— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 15, 2019
Sanders: “Pfft…come on…I am, I paid the taxes that I owe...why don’t you get Donald Trump up here and ask him how much he pays in taxes” pic.twitter.com/MNAVs3TOnv
MacCallum: “So would you be willing to pay 52% on the money that you made? You can volunteer, you can send it back”— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 15, 2019
Bernie: “You can volunteer too…why don’t you give? You make more money than I do”
M: “I didn’t suggest a wealth tax”
Baier: “And she’s not running for POTUS” pic.twitter.com/zn4XrzJIXG
Sanders has been successful because of American capitalism, not in spite of it. Regardless, he continues to attack the very system that made him rich, while advocating for a socialist system that denies others the ability to do the same.
Bret Baier: “When you wrote the book and made the money, isn’t that the definition of capitalism and the American dream?”— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 15, 2019
Bernie Sanders: “No” pic.twitter.com/YlC1uPfwLs
President Trump has taken notice.
Bernie Sanders and wife should pay the Pre-Trump Taxes on their almost $600,000 in income. He is always complaining about these big TAX CUTS, except when it benefits him. They made a fortune off of Trump, but so did everyone else - and that’s a good thing, not a bad thing!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 17, 2019
For the record, it wasn't just rich millionaires like Sanders who got a tax cut thanks to the Trump administration. Even the New York Times knows the vast majority of Americans got a break.
NYT: “If you’re an American taxpayer, you probably got a tax cut last year.”— AshLee Strong (@AshLeeStrong) April 14, 2019
“...the gap between perception and reality on the tax cuts appears to flow from a sustained — and misleading — effort by liberal opponents.”https://t.co/bVm56fqqoq