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 SandersBernie SandersHuffPost political reporter on why Bernie fell way behind Biden Schumer: Administration 'must move heaven and earth' to implement new unemployment benefits Biden associates reach out to Holder about VP search MORE (I-Vt.) on Sunday said President TrumpDonald John TrumpMilitary personnel to handle coronavirus patients at facilities in NYC, New Orleans and Dallas Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort has total of 20 patients: report Fauci says that all states should have stay-at-home orders 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.

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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.