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Repealing the Estate Tax Is Phony Populism

Brendan V. Duke argues that President Trump's support for repealing the estate tax is incompatible with his campaign populism.

Donald Trump campaigned as an economic populist. But with each passing week, Trump’s so-called populism is being exposed for the fraud it is.

Take, for instance, health care. President Trump promised that his health care plan would provide “insurance for everybody” and that it “will be every bit as good on pre-existing conditions as Obamacare.” But Trump has backed the House Republican health care plan, which would take away health insurance from 23 million Americans while undermining protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

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Brendan Duke

Senior Director, Economic Policy

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