Trump Takes A Dangerous Agenda For Middle Class Families To Capitol Hill

As President Trump meets with Congressional Republicans today to push a tax bill that would enrich the super wealthy by increasing taxes on middle class families, he’s simultaneously ignoring key legislative priorities for working families. Together these moves underscore Trump’s true priorities – working for the rich at everyone else’s expense. 

“Programs that help out millions of people are falling by the wayside because of Donald Trump’s relentless pursuit of tax cuts to benefit the super rich at the expense of the middle class,” said Trump War Room Communications Director Harrell Kirstein. “Nine million kids could lose heath insurance if the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which expired two months ago, isn’t renewed before the end of the year. Trump and the GOP must also act to prevent the deportation of 800,000 Dreamers, renew vital anti-terror intelligence operations, and reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program after one of the most devastating storm seasons in […]

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Mulvaney took nearly $700,000 in campaign contributions from the industries he’d regulate at CFPB

According to American Bridge calculations using Center for Responsive Politics data, as a member of the U.S. House, Mick Mulvaney accepted $683,973 in campaign contributions from the financial sector, which the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has regulatory powers over.

While in Congress, Mulvaney Mulvaney said that the CFPB should not even exist, and called the agency a “sick, sad” joke. The 29 million Americans who’ve received almost $12 billion in relief thanks to the CFPB’s enforcement work against financial sector abuses would disagree.

“You couldn’t make this up. Trump’s choice to take over the CFPB, Mick Mulvaney, called the agency a ‘joke’ as he took hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from the financial sector it regulates,” said American Bridge spokesperson Andrew Bates. “Trump has outright admittedhis plan is to cripple this independent watchdog in order to increase Wall Street profits. This is more proof that […]

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As Trump Lies About Threat To Jobs, Bridge Project Renews Digital Campaign Attacking GOP Tax Plans For Outsourcing

Bridge Project has renewed the buy for a digital ad running nationally on Facebook warning that both the House and Senate Republican tax proposals would kill American jobs by encouraging companies to send them overseas with new tax incentives.  The digital ad, “Trump’s Tax Plan Sells You Out,” exposes that both Republican tax plans would break Donald Trump’s top promise to American voters – that he would protect jobs from outsourcing and bring jobs back to the United States.  Contrary to his promise, these plans charge lower tax rates on foreign profits than domestic profits, which rewards outsourcing.

This comes as Donald Trump blatantly lied about the impact the Republican tax plans would have on American jobs in today’s cabinet meeting.

“Donald Trump is breaking his promise to the country by going all-in on a tax scheme that rewards the outsourcing he swore he could stop,” said American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah. “The tax […]

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Sessions Left Americans With More Questions Than Answers

During his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions left the American people with more questions than he did answers as it relates to his role on Donald Trump’s campaign last year and the ongoing Russia scandal. To date, Sessions has been caught repeatedly lying to the American public, and Congress, about his contacts with Russian officials during the campaign.

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions frequent denials, deflections, and inability to remember basic details from the Trump campaign’s communication with Russia left Americans with more questions than he answered,” said Harrell Kirstein, American Bridge Trump War Room Communications Director. “But despite his best efforts to distract and dance around the truth, Sessions was caught admitting his previous testimony under oath – that neither he nor anyone else he was aware of on the Trump campaign has been in communication with the Russian government – was utterly […]

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Leading Democratic War Room Launches Grassroots Online Mobilization Campaign to Protect Robert Mueller, Russia Investigation

Bridge Effort to Debunk Partisan Attacks, Amplify Patriotic Voices of Support

 
Bridge Project is launching a new grassroots online mobilization campaign to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Donald Trump’s ties to Russia in the face of new, partisan attacks from Trump allies who are eager to protect themselves from criminal investigation. The new effort will zero in on dispelling false attacks on the investigation as well as mobilizing patriotic support for the independent probe.

The campaign’s website, AmericansDefendingMueller.com, underscores the importance of the investigation and features powerful personal endorsements from lawmakers and newspaper editorials boards across the country for Mueller’s reputation, credentials, and the investigation of Donald Trump’s ties to, and potential collusion with, Russia.

“Bob Mueller is universally regarded as a consummate professional of the highest integrity,” said David Brock, founder and Chairman of American Bridge. “The smear campaign against him by Steve Bannon and other Trump allies is […]

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Sanders Questions: Bully-In-Chief Edition

It’s been one day since the deadly terrorist attack in New York City and President Trump is taunting the home state Senator on Twitter with lies about his record and calling for immigration bans steeped in Islamophobia. As we’ve sadly come to expect from this President, he has shown once again moments that require leadership, unity, and compassion completely evade him.

American Bridge Rapid Response Director Emily Aden calls on White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to answer the following questions:

1. Why is President Trump calling for policy changes right out of the gate after yesterday’s terrorist attack in New York City but insisted it was not time talk about reforms after the terrorist attack in Las Vegas that killed 59 people and injured more than 500 more?

2. Does President Trump support Senator Grassley’s legislation to enforce registration under the Foreign Agents Registration Act in the wake of Paul Manafort’s […]

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Trump To Sign Pro-Wall Street, Anti-Consumer And Veteran Bill Behind Closed Doors

This afternoon – without press access and behind closed doors – Donald Trump will sign legislation dismantling the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s rule against forced arbitration – a practice used by Wall Street banks, credit card companies, and predatory lenders to deny Americans their full legal rights when they are victims of fraud on the part of those companies.

American Bridge spokesperson Andrew Bates responded to Trump’s signing of the bill with the following statement:

“Donald Trump is selling-out middle class families, working Americans, and veterans by signing this dangerous legislation – a key Wall Street lobbying priority – which lets banks and credit card companies evade legal accountability after defrauding their customers. And he’s doing it behind closed doors, hoping that no one will notice. Giving large, financial sector companies the ability to deprive American consumers of fundamental legal rights using fine print is the exact opposite of ‘draining the swamp’ – and it’s […]

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Week Ahead — Conspiracy Against The United States Edition

Two Trump aides have been indicted on charges of conspiracy against the United States and a third has pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI. These explosive revelations mark a potentially pivotal moment in the ongoing investigation, but also serve as a stark reminder of how much Trump wrongdoing we already know about. Trump campaign officials and family members met with Kremlin-connected Russian operatives about receiving help from the Russian government. Jared Kushner and Jeff Sessions both lied about contact with Russian officials. Trump’s former campaign chairman and national security adviser both acted as agents of foreign governments, while a top campaign donor tried to help organize stolen materials. In office, Trump fired FBI Director James Comey while, by his own admission, considering the ongoing investigation.

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American Bridge Statement On The First Charges Filed In The Trump-Russia Investigation

American Bridge Vice President Shirpal Shah released the following statement after the first charges were filed in the Special Council’s investigation into Donald Trump, his campaign and the Russian cyber attack during the 2016 election.

“Paul Manafort wasn’t the only member of Trump’s inner circle to have a relationship with Russian oligarchs that spanned a decade. He also wasn’t the only one who lied about secret meetings with Russian government officials during the 2016 campaign. The question the public is asking this morning isn’t solely focused on what Manafort did, they’re also asking what’s next and who from Trump world will receive the next indictment.”

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Editorial Roundup: Release All The Records Edition!

Last week, while Congressional Republicans sided with banks and credit companies over their own constituents, and San Juan Mayor Cruz fought with Whitefish Energy, Donald Trump reiterated his support for Ed Gillespie, reversed his stance multiple times on 401(k)s, and tried to obstruct a teenager from obtaining an abortion.

 

Editorial boards across the country criticized Trump for his ACA sabotage, Trump’s Opioid epidemic response, echoed the criticisms of former Presidents and Republican Senators, and more. Here’s what Americans read this week in their local newspapers:

 

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Burlington Free Press: For The President, It’s Donald Trump First

 

The real danger of Trump’s performance in office is that Americans become so numb to the president’s outrageous behavior that they are unable to recognize the erosion of democracy taking place in plain sight.

 

The president sucks the air out of the news cycle with erratic tweets, sudden position reversals and […]

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