In response to CNBC reporter John Harwood’s admission that the media have basically been lying about Trump’s tax cuts, Matt Yglesias took the brazenness to another level, handing out “credit” for the deception.

Yes, congrats on trying to deceive hard-working people about what’s going to happen with their money.

What an accomplishment.

“Messaging success.”

It’s not that anyone is shocked that they would lie.

It’s that we have apparently reached the stage where they do victory laps in celebration of their lies.

It’s really simple:  Democrats can’t run and win against tax cuts because they put more money into hard-working Americans’ pockets and help the economy (particularly small businesses) thrive.

They know that.

So they lie.

And then they admit that they lie.