Conservative filmmaker Ami Horowitz visited New York’s to ask anti-Trump locals whether they approve of the GOP’s tax bill, which President Donald Trump signed into law Friday.
None of them actually had a clue. They only knew what they had been told by the “fake news” media. Horowitz asked several passersby for their reaction to specific measures in the bill. He describes it to them as a plan Bernie Sanders came up with and they love it, even though he’s describing the GOP plan.
Horowitz begins by asking interviewees, most of whom appear to be millennials, how they feel in general about the Republican tax plan.
“I’m going to be honest with you, I feel like this is just another excuse for rich people to get a break on having to pay taxes like the rest of us hardworking people have to pay,” says one guy in a “Hella!” hat. “It doesn’t have much stuff in it for the middle class working Americans, I think,” says one scarf-wearing girl, who adds, “But that’s just what I’ve heard.”
“Seems like the middle class is going to get hit pretty hard here,” says a guy in sunglasses. “Um, they suck — they all suck,” a smiling guy says about the Republicans. “There’s a lot about the current proposed tax plan that’s just ridiculous,” says a dude with an impressive beard.
When Horowitz presented the details of the GOP’s tax bill but packaged it as socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders “competing plan,” the local leftists were besides themselves with praise.
“It’s fantastic,” says beard guy of the “Bernie” plan. “I think that’s a step in the right direction,” says scarf girl. “It’s all just rational with Bernie, and with Trump it’s not,” says a girl in a larger scarf.
Horowitz finally revealed that he had been reading out the GOP tax plan all along and the surprised interviewees said they would be more open to supporting it and doing their research.
Watch their 180 reversal in the video below, and be sure to see what happens when Horowitz reveals the truth to them near the end: