Trump: No One’s Had Better Words for the Working Class Than Me

An earful for the working class

President Donald Trump said in a press briefing today that his administration has talked more about helping working class Americans than any administration in the United States.

“No one’s talking about the interests of our workers like I am,” said Trump, whose tax reform plan, released in late April, cut taxes for corporations and pass-through entities, of which The Trump Organization is one. Most middle-class homeowners would see their taxes go up because the plan would eliminate the deductions for mortgage interest, real estate taxes, and state and local taxes. It would keep the mortgage interest deduction, but that’s not enough to offset the losses elsewhere, pushing them to take a new $24,000 standard deduction that’s less than what they got when they itemized.

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Trump said he also spared no words for the working class when he released his administration’s budget request, which called for cuts to affordable housing, food assistance, subsidized heating oil, low-cost drugs, and consumer protections. “Did you ever hear a president use more words about helping our heroic workers than me when my administration rolled out our budget?” Trump said. The budget sought cuts of 30 percent to environmental programs, 16 percent to housing programs, and 15 percent to health, food, and after-school programs. “No one is more important for me to talk about than the working class,” he said.

Trump said he plans to talk about the working class even more when he rolls out his proposal to dismantle the financial protections put in place after the mortgage crisis 10 years ago. “When the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is gutted, I’ll be talking about our workers more than I’ve ever talked about them before,” he said. “And I’ve already talked about them more than anybody ever has. And I will keep talking about them. I’ll talk about them so much you’ll get tired of me talking about them and you’ll be begging me to talk about the rich more. But I don’t need to talk about the rich. They’re well taken care of, believe me.”

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