Trump hits media over negative tax bill coverage: They’re desperate to please ‘their Democrat bosses’

Trump hits media over negative tax bill coverage: They’re desperate to please ‘their Democrat bosses’
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President TrumpDonald TrumpSanders calls out Manchin, Sinema ahead of filibuster showdown Laura Ingraham 'not saying' if she'd support Trump in 2024 The Hill's 12:30 Report: Djokovic may not compete in French Open over vaccine requirement MORE doubled down on his criticism of coverage of the Republicans' tax overhaul bill, condemning the “Fake News Media” in a tweet Thursday morning.

Trump wrote that news outlets want to to “please their Democrat bosses.”

“The Massive Tax Cuts, which the Fake News Media is desperate to write badly about so as to please their Democrat bosses, will soon be kicking in and will speak for themselves,” he wrote.

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“Companies are already making big payments to workers," he added.

"Dems want to raise taxes, hate these big Cuts!”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnell​​Democrats make voting rights push ahead of Senate consideration Hogan won't say if he will file to run for Senate by Feb. 22 deadline Voting rights, Trump's Big Lie, and Republicans' problem with minorities MORE (R-Ky.) made a similar comment to a reporter on Wednesday.

"Your job is to use the Democratic talking points, I understand that,” McConnell said.

Congress passed the sweeping tax-reform legislation on Wednesday, sending the bill to Trump’s desk for an early January signing. The measure marks the first major legislative victory for the Trump administration.

Republicans have touted the bill as beneficial to middle-class families and say that it will encourage economic growth and higher wages. The legislation also repealed the ObamaCare individual mandate, a win for Republicans after several failed attempts to repeal the entire bill.

Democrats, on the other hand, have slammed the bill as a handout to the wealthy and corporations at the expense of low- and middle-income Americans.

Trump’s Thursday tweet echoed his criticism on Wednesday. He tweeted before the bill passage that the “Fake News" was "working overtime to follow the lead of their friends, the defeated Dems."