Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) appeared on CNN’s “New Day” on Tuesday to talk about whether Democrats would work with President Donald Trump and his agenda in 2018 and was greeted by a conspiracy-minded CNN host.
Toward the end of the segment, CNN host Alisyn Camerota brought up the recent GOP tax bill that Trump signed into law and how numerous businesses were giving their employees bonuses and raising the minimum wages at their companies because of it. Camerota then suggested that companies were scamming their employees because, according to her, they could’ve afforded the bonuses and pay increases before the tax bill but chose not to.
“Obviously, they could have done this before the tax overhaul was announced — they were sitting on profits — but they didn’t,” Camerota said. “They did it when the tax overhaul was announced, and I’m wondering if you — as a Democrat — are worried about the wind in their sails.”
“People vote with their pocketbook — I don’t have to tell you this — so if you just get a $1,000 bonus, you’re voting for Donald Trump again,” Camerota continued.
Camerota offered no evidence to back up her claims as she then went on to suggest that this was about helping the GOP in 2018 since the supposed tax increases won’t happen until “years from now.”