White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders asked Twitter what they would do with money President Donald Trump’s administration believes the “average” American family would save under his tax plan–and the responses were brutal.

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ tweet about Trump’s tax cuts completely backfires

She should have seen this coming.

Oct 23, 2017, 10:50 am

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Andrew Wyrich 

Andrew Wyrich

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Sunday asked Twitter users what they would do with money President Donald Trump’s administration believes the “average” American family would save under his tax plan–and the responses were brutal.

“The average American family would get a $4,000 raise under the President’s tax cut plan. So how could any member of Congress be against it?” Sanders wrote in a series of tweets. “What would your family do w/ a $4,000 raise from the President’s tax cut plan? REPLY & I’ll share your family’s story in the press briefing. Do you stand w/ the Democrats for higher taxes & bigger government? Or w/ @POTUS for lower taxes & thousands more $$$ in take home pay?”

Some people were quick to point out that the suggestion that every “average American family” would be receiving $4,000 was misleading. According to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, cutting the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent would mostly help people who made at least $465,626 annually.

But other people played along with the idea that a magical $4,000 check would land in their laps. As one Twitter user put it, “this isn’t gonna go well for you, Sarah.”

They were right.

https://twitter.com/AdamWeinstein/status/922276874105090048

https://twitter.com/peskysnowflake/status/922467948987478016

https://twitter.com/DieLaughing/status/922269983585038336

https://twitter.com/smotus/status/922435785713860608

Somehow, it doesn’t seem likely Sanders will be sharing any of those ideas during the next press briefing.

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*First Published: Oct 23, 2017, 10:50 am