Let me ask you a question: at what point do you stop believing this guy?
On Monday, the dollar and yields fell in the minutes following reports that house tax writers are pondering a gradual phase-in for the corporate tax-rate cut Trump is pushing for. That’s according to a member of the chamber’s tax-writing committee and a person familiar with the discussions.
Well just a few minutes ago, when asked about those “rumors”, Trump said this:
We’re not looking at that. Hopefully not. It’s something, some people have mentioned that. But hopefully not.
Any idea what that means? No? That’s because it doesn’t mean anything.
And yet people are going to trade on it aren’t they? They sure as hell are. Look:
That soundbite from him is exactly like this one from the already infamous Lou Dobbs interview:
jus listen to this… pic.twitter.com/7OJxmM0AlJ
— Walter White (@heisenbergrpt) October 25, 2017
Don’t worry: when he “says maybe, he thinks he knows exactly what he’s talking about.” Even if the rest of us have no idea.
More bullets on this from Bloomberg:
- Trump says Democrats don’t know what’s in the tax bill yet because it’s not out; says they’ll say it’s for the rich regardless; predicts some Democrats will eventually vote for it; doesn’t specify possible Democrat backers
- Says he wants House passage of bill by Thanksgiving, enactment by Christmas
- Trump says will be announcing return of a “big” company “very shortly”; doesn’t specify further
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 31, 2017