Donald Trump has finally scored a legislative victory after spending all year trying. The trouble: it’s the most corrupt and hated piece of legislation in memory. Known by the public as the “tax scam bill,” Trump’s legislation heavily punishes the middle class in order to give all the money to the Republican Party’s wealthy donors. The bill will only serve to make Trump, who has the lowest approval rating of any lowest first year U.S. President in the history of polling, even less popular. He’s just now figuring this out, and he’s reportedly going berserk about it.
Trump, or whoever is running his Twitter account as he’s increasingly become aloof, has only been tweeting positive and celebratory things. However, behind the scenes it’s a different story. Democratic Coalition co-founder and MSNBC guest Scott Dworkin summed it up this way: “Multiple people close to the WH just told me @realDonaldTrump is furious his tax bill isn’t being celebrated. Ranting & raving about how the press should be touting it as the biggest accomplishment of any president in the history of this country. What a pathetic nutjob. Sad!”
This stands in sharp contrast to Trump’s official Twitter account, which is making inaccurate and boastful posts along the lines of “The Tax Cuts are so large and so meaningful, and yet the Fake News is working overtime to follow the lead of their friends, the defeated Dems, and only demean. This is truly a case where the results will speak for themselves, starting very soon. Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!”
Based on the overwhelmingly negative approval numbers for the tax scam bill, it’s likely that Donald Trump’s approval rating will continue to inch further downward in the coming weeks. If he’s upset now, just wait until he sees how much uglier things get for him now that his sole legislative “accomplishment” is a widely despised disaster.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report