Saturday Night Live (SNL) continues to have fun at the expense of Donald Trump. This week's episode was brutal. But Michael Che had one of the most insightful sub-skits about the Republican tax cut scam.
Michael Che warns Donald Trump about tax cut scam
— Egberto Willies (@EgbertoWillies) December 3, 2017
SNL Michael Che's message for Trump is prescient. Maybe the president should think twice before signing the tax cut scam bill for his temporary survival.
"You know once the Republicans get this tax bill passed," Michael Che said. "They won't need Donald Trump anymore. I mean they already got what they wanted. You know, I mean it's like, it's not like they like you. Don't you think it's a little odd that they passed this bill at 2:00 A.M. without reading it the same night they found out Flynn was snitching on you? They know something. It's like your family showing up to your hospital room saying, 'Look, you need to sign this will tonight.' 'Can I read it first.' 'No time.'"
While this skit may be funny, it rings real. The Republicans are frantically going over their bill in an attempt to get a Trump signature before Christmas. There really should be no rush as they can always make the provisions in the bill retroactive. They know that if the noose closes too tightly around Trump's neck, the tide would have so turned that the support for the bill within the Republican caucus would wane.
The media has been touting the passage of the Republican tax cut scam as a win for the president. It is not a win yet. The bill must go to reconciliation between the House version and the Senate version. A myriad of differences could bring down this travesty of a proposed tax cut for the wealthy. Most importantly if the resistance ups the pressure and let them know Americans will know what is in the bill it just may give them pause.
Also published on Medium.