NBC’s Savannah Guthrie grilled House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) on the GOP tax reform bill on Wednesday, suggesting that he and the Republicans were "living in a fantasy world" for thinking that businesses would respond positively to the new tax reform bill — only to be proven wrong hours later by multiple businesses.
Guthrie cited liberal former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg while interviewing Ryan on NBC's "Today" — who wrote in an op-ed earlier this month that the notion that the tax reform bill would help workers was "pure fantasy."
"CEOs aren't waiting on a tax cut to 'jump-start the economy'—a favorite phrase of politicians who have never run a company—or to hand out raises," Bloomberg wrote. "It's pure fantasy to think that the tax bill will lead to significantly higher wages and growth."
"I'll ask you plainly: Are you living in a fantasy world?" Guthrie asked Ryan.
Shortly after Guthrie’s biased segment aired on national television, businesses started to respond to the new tax reform bill — which President Donald Trump has not even signed into law yet.
Comcast, Boeing, AT&T, Wells Fargo, and Fifth Third Bancorp were just some of the companies that announced they were investing hundreds of millions of dollars in their employees through bonuses, wage increases, and training.