Former communications director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential election campaign, Jennifer Palmieri, was hosted by MSNBC yesterday, where she was asked about President Donald Trump’s new tax plan.
Her criticism of the President’s plan sounded much too familiar to Clinton’s out-of-touch campaign; she said, “$1000 over the course of a year is not that much to a working class family.”
Palmieri also misquoted Trump’s chief economic adviser Gary Cohn, per the Daily Caller:
Palmieri started off her insensitive comments with a bit of fake news, stating, “what is also going to hurt [Trump] with his own voters is Gary Cohn’s statement up at the podium going, ‘I can’t guarantee there’s a middle class tax cut.’”
What Cohn actually said during Thursday’s press briefing was that he couldn’t guarantee every single middle class family would receive a tax cut as everyone’s situation is different.
Then Palmieri hit viewers with the real kicker.
“[Cohn is] not understanding that $1000 over the course of a year is not that much to a working class family,” she said.
People on Twitter did not seem to like the elitist comment:
That would be $1000 more than Dems did when O was president…..Trump > Obama
— Scotty Arinder (@csarinder) September 30, 2017
I know a whole lot of families that will gladly take a $1,000. a yr. There are people in the #USA who have to choose between taking #Meds and eating 1 meal a day, or no #Meds and eating 2 meals a day. It is a whole lot better than paying the #IRS the #1k.
— Rhonda Kazmierski (@KazmierskiR) September 30, 2017
Fine, I will take it. No problem here with that. Bernie and Hillary would have raised my taxes. pic.twitter.com/CzGMmS73ng
— Deplorable Rocky🎸 (@proudamericanmm) September 30, 2017
It's a start. Every bit helps. The biggest benefit will not come from tax cuts but job growth and economic growth. Tax cuts spur those.
— Adam Smith (@TXTNRR) September 30, 2017
Its better than what we have now. Its $1,000 you didn't have before.
— Athena Cruz (@kjfkugkujvj) September 30, 2017