Originally published at: PARADISE LOST: Trump Compares Ocasio-Cortez’ 70% Tax Rate with Venezuela Crisis | Sean Hannity
President Trump slammed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ proposed 70% tax rate Thursday night; directly comparing her socialist policies with the total economic collapse taking place in Venezuela.
The Commander-in-Chief was speaking with reporters at the White House when he was asked to comment on the escalating crisis taking place in the once oil-rich nation.
“We’ve been looking at Venezuela. It’s a very sad situation,” Trump said. “That was the richest state in all of that area. That’s a big, beautiful area and by far the richest. And now it’s one of the poorest places in the world. That’s what socialism gets you, when they want to raise your taxes to 70 percent.”