Maria Bartiromo tells Trump she follows his tax plan really really well. Then she asks him a question about why he wouldn’t want to cut taxes for the rich when they pay most of the taxes.
His answer was totally Trumpian
If I told you I wrote this by typing random words into google translate to Chinese then French then back to English would you believe me pic.twitter.com/geRR0RFqal
— Kilgore Trout (@KT_So_It_Goes) October 21, 2017
Now this is a little misleading – while Trump does meander for a while he gets back to the point that Bob Kraft told him the rich don’t want a tax break and that they want to give it to the middle class. But it’s totally Trump to answer a complex question by veering off into some story where he can brag about himself, and then not really answer the question.
Here’s the video of his answer [at about the 6:20 minute mark]:
This is how he governs – he doesn’t have any principle or ideology to guide him, he just goes by what sounds good from his friends and associates. Bartiromo is asking him to explain his policy based on her understanding of economics and conservatism. He answers based on the last conversation that struck his fancy on the subject.
It looks like he’s sticking to sticking it to the rich. That’s what his populist base wants, whether it actually helps anything or not…