Senator Marco Rubio turned heads with an interview with The Economist recently in which he admitted:
“There is still a lot of thinking on the right that if big corporations are happy, they're going to take the money they're saving and reinvest it in American workers. In fact they bought back shares, a few gave out bonuses; there's no evidence whatsoever that the money's been massively poured back into the American worker."
Just days later, however, Rubio took to the OpEd page of National Review to clarify his thoughts on the tax cuts:
“On the whole, the tax cut bill helps workers. It's just not massive tax cuts to multinational corporations that do it." “Overall, the Republican tax-cut bill has been good for Americans. That is why I voted for it. But it could have been even better for American workers and their families."
So it was understandable that Politico would headline its piece on Rubio's back and forth:
Rubio walks back criticism of GOP tax law
Which led Rubio to tweet:
Although written by intern at Politico, this article is a reminder of how difficult it can be to discuss public policy in political press. Not only did I not back down on tax cut, I doubled down & added detail for rationale https://t.co/4NTDOxcEju
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) May 2, 2018
And Monica Lewinsky responded to defend interns everywhere:
blaming the intern is so 1990's. 🙄 https://t.co/6CGPERpNqx
— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) May 3, 2018
People were so here for it:
She shoots, and SHE SCORES! From downtown! pic.twitter.com/7vjlI9pT0J
— Melissa🌻🐝 (@Mshoneybeez99) May 3, 2018
oh my god monica 😳😂
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) May 3, 2018
Welp. I'm done with twitter for the day. Nothing can top this one. Brava.
— LawyerLawyerReconnoitre (@loriloribobori) May 3, 2018
— Geraldine (@everywhereist) May 3, 2018
— Melissa (@MelissaYoussi) May 3, 2018
For the record, the author of the Politico piece, Quint Forgey, is quite literally an editorial intern at Politico, which doesn't diminish the validity of everything written within the article, although that's clearly the implication of Rubio's tweet.
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