Sanders: Trump's telling his friends the truth about tax bill

Sanders: Trump's telling his friends the truth about tax bill
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersCynthia Nixon: 'Sometimes a little naiveté is exactly what is needed' George Clooney writes Parkland students: 'You make me proud of my country again' Lesson from special election: Run on Social Security, Medicare and lower drug prices MORE (I-Vt.) on Sunday said President TrumpDonald John TrumpScarborough mocks 'Deflection Don' over transgender troop ban Pelosi condemns Trump's 'cowardly, disgusting' ban on transgender troops Trump moves to ban most transgender people from serving in military MORE is finally "telling the truth" about the tax bill following a report that Trump told friends at his Mar-a-Lago resort that they all "just got a lot richer" after he signed the legislation.

"At least Trump is finally telling the truth about his tax bill," Sanders tweeted.

CBS News reported that Trump told friends at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida a few hours after he signed the GOP tax bill that they all just got wealthier.

"You all just got a lot richer," Trump said Friday at a dinner at Mar-a-Lago, two friends at a table near the president told CBS News.

Late last week, Trump signed the sweeping Republican tax bill into law, marking his first major legislative accomplishment since winning the White House.

Trump and congressional Republicans have been pushing tax reform for several months. Trump has pitched the tax-reform plan as a boon to the middle class.

Democrats, though, have argued that the largest benefits will go to wealthy Americans like the president.