Trump to Mar-a-Lago Friends: 'You All Just Got a Lot Richer'

Friends tell CBS he made comment while dining with friends at his resort
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 24, 2017 10:42 AM CST
President Trump turns to talk to the media during a Christmas Eve video teleconference with members of the mIlitary at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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(Newser) – Just hours after signing a tax reform bill into law, President Trump told friends at his so-called "Winter White House" estate of Mar-a-Lago that "You all just got a lot richer," reports CBS News, citing "two friends at a table near the president's." The comment came Friday night as Trump began his holiday weekend in Florida. The White House on Saturday re-emphasized the tax bill's benefits to the middle class, but not everyone is buying its blue-collar boosts: "At least Trump is finally telling the truth about his tax bill," tweeted Sen. Bernie Sanders, per the Hill. Sanders complained on CNN that "What the Republicans did is made the tax breaks for corporations permanent, the tax breaks for the middle class temporary." On Christmas Eve morning, Trump held a video teleconference with American troops, notes the AP, in which he told them they're "the greatest people on Earth." (Read more President Trump stories.)

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