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WATCH: Trump is either in denial or oblivious about how his tax cut plan would benefit the rich

Speaking with reporters on Thursday, President Trump repeatedly deflected questions about whether his tax reform plan would benefit the wealthy, instead selling his proposal as a tax cut for middle-income earners.

“The wealthy Americans are not my priority. My priority are people in the middle class and that’s where we’re giving the big tax reduction to,” Trump said. “It’s about the middle class and it’s about jobs and bringing jobs back to the country… Right now we’re paying the highest tax rate in the world. We want to bring that to around 15 percent, [because] that would make us competitive with China and other countries… Just so you understand, my priority is jobs… and the middle class, taking care of those.”

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