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Democratic Lawmaker: Trump Is a ‘Con Man’ Who Uses ‘Bait And Switch’ Tactics

Appearing on CNN Wednesday, Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday said that he is concerned that President Donald Trump governs by using bait-and-switch tactics and labeled Trump as a “con man” for his support the newly-passed GOP tax bill.

“There is a bait-and-switch…with how this president has governed over the last year. He baits and then switches. He says one thing and there’s really a different result,” Meeks said on CNN.

“I’ve said all along that this president is a con man…he gives you something that might sound sweet, but you know it’s gonna be bitter in the end,” he continued. “You’ve got to pay extra attention to what he does because he’s a bait-and-switch con man.”
As an example, he pointed to the tax bill.

“Eighty percent of the tax cuts that [are] coming is going to go to the richest one percent. And that tax cut expires in ten years, whereas it does not expire for the major corporations,” he said.

The GOP tax bill, which Trump signed into law last week, lowers the top individual tax rate from 39.6 percent to 37 percent and slashes the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent. However, the individual tax cuts will expire.

Multiple recent polls indicated the GOP tax bill is unpopular among the U.S. public, but Trump has defended the bill, claiming “insider polls” show support for the bill is “strong.”

Watch the exchange below via CNN:

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