Liberal group releases State of the Union ad attacking Trump tax law

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A progressive group released an ad Tuesday ahead of President Trump’s State of the Union speech to make the case that the new GOP tax law mostly benefits the wealthy.

The ad, from the Not One Penny coalition, splices together short segments of videos of Trump’s speeches in order to argue that the new law helps the rich and hurts the middle class.

Not One Penny said the ad is part of a five-figure buy and will air on cable television in the Washington, D.C., area.

{mosads}”If Trump really wants to use the State of the Union to unite this country, the least he can do is be honest about the impact his tax plan will have on the people who trusted him,” said Nicole Gill, executive director of Tax March, whose group is part of the Not One Penny coalition. “This tax plan was yet another broken promise from Trump and Americans will hold Republicans accountable for further rigging the system against middle class families.”

The ad comes as both Democrats and Republicans are engaged in a messaging battle over the new tax law ahead of the midterm elections.

Republicans have been touting announcements of bonuses from companies and argue that most people will see bigger paychecks starting next month due to the tax law. But Democrats are arguing that wealthy shareholders are getting a large benefit at the expense of others.

A GOP-aligned group, the American Action Network, released its own State of the Union ad criticizing House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for her attacks on the tax law.

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