President Trump’s economic adviser Gary Cohn was supposed to help sell the president’s tax plan Thursday, but his sales pitch seemed a little off, at least to reporters in the room.

For one, Cohn said he couldn’t guarantee that every middle class family would see a tax cut: “You can always find a unique family somewhere,” he explained.

The numbers didn’t seem to add up for some, though, when Cohn estimated that a two-child family earning $100,000 annually could save about $1,000 under the president’s proposal — enough for them to renovate their kitchen or buy a new car.

Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler had a field day with that one.

We get it, but hey … more would be better, but we’d take the thousand dollars. Even though we learned from the media Wednesday that “saving $1,000 a year on taxes is nothing.

So his numbers are off for sure — but then again, there are plenty of Americans for whom a “new” car means one different from the one they’re driving now, and a family vacation could be a weekend in a motel near a beach or a national park. Again, we’ll take the thousand bucks.

What we’d really like, though, is that promised $2,500 reduction in our health insurance premiums. Hey, fact checker, could you check on that? PolitiFact doesn’t seem to think that grand promise came through, and Obamacare is still the law of the land (thanks, Maverick).


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