Drudge rips Trump tax plan: Difference between Dems and GOP is an 'illusion'

The Drudge Report's Matt Drudge sent out a rare tweet Wednesday morning criticizing the GOP for making concessions to Democrats on taxes and health care, saying there is no longer an "illusion" of difference between the two major parties. 

"First keep Obamacare, now raise taxes on top earners? At least illusion there is difference between parties is finished once and for all!" Drudge said, taking aim at proposals in the new GOP tax plan. 

The website also led with a scathing headline: "More Betrayal Republican Plan to Raise Taxes."

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Republicans Wednesday unveiled their framework for a major tax overhaul, which includes big cuts to corporate taxes and lowering individual tax rates, and completely nixing the estate tax.

But the plan also says that "an additional top rate may apply to the highest-income taxpayers to ensure that the reformed tax code is at least as progressive" as the current one.

It also would raise the lowest individual tax bracket from 10 to 12 percent, while nearly doubling the standard tax deduction. 

Drudge's tweet also bashes Republicans for another recent failure at repealing ObamaCare, a major GOP campaign platform, with party leaders in Congress deciding not to vote on the latest bill proposed by Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamMcConnell calls McCain a 'rare patriot' and 'American hero' after Trump criticism The Hill's Morning Report - Trump, Dems put manufacturing sector in 2020 spotlight GOP steps up attack over tech bias claims MORE (R-S.C.) and Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyFive things to watch for in Trump's 2020 budget Overnight Health Care - Presented by Kidney Care Partners - FDA chief Scott Gottlieb resigns | House Dems to take up drug pricing bills next week | Planned Parenthood, doctors group sue over Trump abortion rule Paul says forced vaccinations is 'giving up on liberty for a false sense of security' MORE (R-La.). 

The media mogul always deletes his tweets within hours of posting them.