April 15, 2019 Media

Statement on President Trump’s Minnesota Publicity Stunt

St. Paul, MN – Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party Chairman Ken Martin released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s visit to Burnsville, Minnesota.

“President Trump is trying to hide the real effect of his tax bill from the American people, just like he’s trying to hide his own tax returns. The truth is, Donald Trump is a rich businessman using the presidency and his tax bill to make money for himself and his rich friends.

“It is outrageous that fully half of the tax cuts in Trump’s sham of a bill go to the richest 5% of Minnesotans. To make matters worse, Trump is trying to pay for his tax cuts for the rich by gutting Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security to the tune of over one trillion dollars and slashing funds for our classrooms.

“The DFL is working tirelessly to make Donald Trump a one-term president. I never imagined Trump himself would help the DFL beat him in 2020, but that’s exactly what he did by passing a tax bill so skewed to the rich and powerful. Minnesotans know when they’re being ripped off.”