Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) faced off in a CNN debate over the proposed GOP tax plan Wednesday night. In a candid moment with a member of the audience, one of them got more than he bargained for.
A Trump-supporting Pennsylvania truck company owner, John Conrad, had a question for Sanders, a self-proclaimed Democratic socialist.
After complaining about how much money he is already paying in taxes, the business owner asked, “Why would you not want a tax cut across the board for all Americans?”
Sanders had a somewhat predictable answer, saying he did not want a tax cut for the 1 percent and “billionaires.” He responded, “Do you really believe the wealthiest family in America should get a tax break of up to $50 billion? That the Koch brothers should get a tax break of up to $30 billion?”
But the trucker came correct. He looked at Bernie and said dryly:
“I did say all Americans.”
Bernie paused for a moment and said, “Well, do you think that the wealthy should not get tax breaks?”
The trucker repeated, “I did say all Americans.”
Bernie paused again as members of the audience laughed. Bernie said, “Well, I happen not to believe that the Koch brothers need a tax break.”
Then he looked at his paper:
There it is.