Trump engages in holiday Twitter battle with Bernie Sanders over tax law

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President Donald Trump and Senator Bernie Sanders engaged in a holiday Twitter battle over the Republicans’ newly-passed tax legislation which Trump signed into law on Friday.

“Today, it was my great honor to sign the largest TAX CUTS and reform in the history of our country,” Trump tweeted after signing the $1.5 trillion bill.

On Saturday, Trump cited the plan as one his administration’s major accomplishments during his first “incredible” year in office.

“The Tax Cut/Reform Bill, including Massive Alaska Drilling and the Repeal of the highly unpopular Individual Mandate, brought it all together as to what an incredible year we had,” he tweeted.

Sanders, an Independent from Vermont and failed presidential candidate, posted a tweet which claimed that the Republican tax plan favors corporations over working families.

“Doesn’t it tell us a lot about Republican priorities,” Sanders asked, “when the tax breaks for corporations are permanent, while the tax cuts for working families expire at the end of 8 years?”

On Saturday, Sanders referred to a report that Trump hosted friends for dinner at Mar-a-Lago Friday night and told them, “You all just got a lot richer” due to the new tax plan.

“At least Trump is finally telling the truth about his tax bill,” Sanders wrote.

Trump took the opportunity to point out on Twitter additional accomplishments of his administration, including the stock market setting records and the low unemployment rate.

“The Stock Market is setting record after record and unemployment is at a 17 year low. So many things accomplished by the Trump Administration, perhaps more than any other President in first year.”

On Sunday, Sanders retorted with a list of alternative ways the United States could have spent the $1.5 trillion, which is the value of the tax legislation.

“What we could do with $1.5 trillion:

-Make college tuition-free

-Provide universal preschool

-Repair our crumbling infrastructure

-Fund CHIP for 107 years

-Rebuild Puerto Rico

What Republicans did:

-Give tax breaks to the wealthy and corporations.”

In a separate tweet, Sanders added, “If I were the Republicans, I would worry very much about 2018,” referring to the mid-term elections next year.

Unfazed, Trump tweeted Saturday about Republicans’ success in Congressional races this year.

“Remember, the Republicans are 5-0 in Congressional races this year.”

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