DNC on Donald Trump’s Visit to West Virginia

DNC Eastern Press Secretary Elizabeth Renda released the following statement on Donald Trump’s visit to West Virginia today:


“Today, Donald Trump is descending on West Virginia to peddle his tax scam that gives massive corporations and the 1% a tax break at the expense of hardworking Americans and middle class families. Under the Trump-GOP tax plan, the top 1% of West Virginia taxpayers are set to receive 25% of the tax cuts by 2019. And by 2027, the bill is projected to raise taxes on more than one in four lower- and middle-income West Virginia families, while the top 1% of income earners would get a large tax cut. And thanks to this bill, more than 100,000 West Virginia residents are now limited in their ability to use the state and local tax deductions.


“The American people have already made it clear that they’re not as easily fooled by Trump’s talking points as he thinks they are. Look no further than failed Republican candidate Rick Saccone, who ran on the Trump tax plan in Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district and lost.


“Americans recognize a scam when they see one, and the Trump-GOP tax bill is clearly a bad deal for West Virginia. Donald Trump should go back to Washington and join Democrats in fighting for solutions that make it easier for hard-working American families to get ahead, not harder.”