Barkley thanks GOP for taking ‘care of us rich people’
Charles Barkley is mockingly thanking Republicans for a tax cut that will allow him to buy a Rolex watch, quipping he knows he can count on the GOP to “take care of us rich people.”
“They say it’s gonna trickle down,” the basketball star-turned-sports commentator told his co-hosts Thursday on TNT’s “Inside the NBA,” of the Republicans’ sweeping tax-reform plan that won congressional approval on Wednesday. The White House said that President Trump would likely sign the legislation on Friday.
“I’m gonna trickle my fat ass down to the jewelry store and get me a new Rolex,” Barkley said with a laugh.
“I’m not going to pass it to nobody,” Barkley, 54, continued.
“Thank you, Republicans. I know I can always count on y’all to take care of us rich people, us one percenters,” Barkely said between chuckles.
“Sorry, poor people,” Barkley added.
“I’m hoping for y’all, but y’all ain’t got no chance.”
Barkley recently waded into the Alabama Senate race, campaigning for Democrat Doug Jones.
At a Jones rally earlier this month, the NBA Hall of Famer urged Republicans to “stop looking like idiots” and oppose the GOP candidate, Roy Moore.
Barkley later called Jones’s win in the race a “wake-up call for Democrats.”