American Bridge calls for investigation after leaked memo proves Trump deliberately raised healthcare costs on families for political purposes

American Bridge spokesperson Andrew Bates released the following statement after a leaked Trump Administration memo proved that Donald Trump intentionally abused his executive authority to undermine the American healthcare system and needlessly raised out-of-pocket healthcare costs in order to help persuade Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA):

“Donald Trump has been caught red-handed: he drove-up​ healthcare costs on American families in an attempt to end Obamacare,” said American Bridge spokesperson Andrew Bates. “Far from providing less expensive care to ‘everyone’ or fighting to reduce the economic burdens faced by the ‘forgotten men and women’ – as he promised – we now know that Donald Trump made the cost of healthcare soar for untold thousands on purpose. It is imperative that Congress and the HHS inspector general get to the bottom of this damning revelation immediately​.”

According to the Trump Administration’s own data, average premiums for benchmark silver plans on the health insurance marketplaces increased […]

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Bank of America’s chief economist refutes Trump on corporate tax cuts and wages

Today, Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s chief economist confirmed that the empty promises Donald Trump and Republicans made about wasteful new tax cuts for corporations “trickling down” to the middle class in the form of higher salaries and wages are untrue, telling the Associated Press, “The bulk of the corporate tax cuts should accrue to people who hold stock in companies…Workers benefit much more from a cut in taxes on ordinary income. In other words, better to get a direct cut than a spillover from cuts to others.”

This comes as evidence mounts that, as Fortune 500 CEOs announced many times over even before the Republican tax plan was passed, and as history demonstrates, companies will use these tax cuts to pay their shareholders more – not to raise wages and salaries for workers.

“Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress are struggling as they fight against the […]

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NEW VIDEO: Trump is in overdrive to break his top campaign promise and force American taxpayers to pay for his ineffective border wall

Immediately after Donald Trump started his immigration meeting with Senators this morning – in which the White House indicated he would reiterate a demand that American taxpayers foot the bill for a wasteful and unnecessary wall between the United States and Mexico – Bridge Project released a new video via Twitter highlighting just a small number of the umpteen times Trump guaranteed the country that he would negotiate Mexico into paying for his wall.

“Every single time that Donald Trump threatens the American people with a government shutdown unless he can force them to pay for an almost 900-mile vanity project that national security experts say would be hopelessly ineffective and wasteful, Trump is trying to break one of his top promises to us,” said American Bridge spokesperson Andrew Bates. “Time after time, Trump swore he was such a formidable negotiator that Mexico would just cave and pay for his wall.  He failed – […]

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New Report: You’re Fired: How Americans Are Hurting While Trump Bails Out Wall Street, Big Corporations, & Donors This Holiday Season

Donald Trump has showered donors and cronies with tax giveaways, bragged about Wall Street’s record highs, and lauded massive corporate profits throughout his first year in office but has done next to nothing for the “forgotten man” who he pledged to serve throughout the campaign. In response, today American Bridge is releasing a new report that outlines the continued trend of mass layoffs and plant closings in communities across the nation this holiday season, all on Trump’s watch.

The new report is also being packaged and sent to key reporters, columnists, and bloggers across the nation so they can have the information they need to know about Trump’s policies this year, and who is hurting. To read a copy of one of the reports, click here.

“Donald Trump isn’t working for everyday Americans,” said Pat Dennis, American Bridge Trump War Room Research Director. “Trump’s agenda is further rigging the economy for the […]

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Sanders Questions: #SeatJones Edition

President Trump backed a pro-slavery, anti-Semitic, homophobic, anti-Muslim sexual predator- and lost. Now it is time for him to do the right thing and urge his party to seat the elected Senator from Alabama, Democrat Doug Jones. There should be no vote on his tax bill, or any other major legislation, until that happens.

American Bridge Rapid Response Director Emily Aden calls on White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to answer the following questions:

1. In 2010, President Trump praised Barack Obama for urging the Democratic majority in the Senate to delay voting on Obamacare until Scott Brown was sworn in, which they did. Why won’t Trump do the same now and direct Mitch McConnell delay a vote on the tax bill until Doug Jones is seated?

2. What is the President doing to commemorate the five year anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that left 20 first-graders […]

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Six Must-See Moments From The Rosenstein Hearing

Today, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testified before the House Judiciary Committee and faced tough questions from both sides about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia’s attack on our 2016 election. Rosenstein unequivocally stated his support for Mueller and promised to reject orders to fire him without cause. Further, Rosenstein swiftly smacked down the Trump team’s false argument that somehow the President is above the law and therefore cannot obstruct justice.

“Republicans should consider themselves on notice. Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein voiced clear support for Special Counsel Mueller’s independent investigation and the indisputable fact that the President is not above the law, and any attempt to suggest otherwise is categorically false,” said American Bridge Rapid Response Director Emily Aden. “Republicans on the Committee embarrassed themselves by repeating President Trump’s lies and conspiracy theories aimed at undermining this investigation. Their rhetoric proved once again why Congress […]

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What The American People Need To Hear From Rosenstein Today

Today Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will testify in an oversight hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. Without a doubt, he will face intense questioning from both sides about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible collusion in Russia’s attack on our 2016 election. In the wake of new attacks on the Mueller probe by President Trump’s legal team, it is absolutely essential that Rosenstein reaffirm his support for the investigation to continue without political pressure from the White House.

“The American people need Rod Rosenstein to unequivocally condemn President Trump’s unfounded attacks on Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation,” said American Bridge Rapid Response Director Emily Aden. “The President is lashing out because he is scared Mueller is closing in and it is absolutely vital to our democracy that Rosenstein push back on the President today. Plain and simple.”

Here are three issues the American people deserve to hear Rosenstein […]

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