Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., defended Donald Trump’s economic policies today in an interview with American Family Radio’s Sandy Rios, saying that Democratic claims that Trump’s proposals would overwhelmingly benefit billionaires undermine American values.
“So the left, right off the bat, gets us into this class-division dialogue, they’re billionaires vs. the poor. It’s not about that; that kind of language was back at Karl Marx but it was not at our founding, and for the last 200 years we’ve had a growth record because we didn’t get into those petty debates on these class divisions the way we are now and it’s killing us,” he said.
Brat said that America’s bedrock values include “the Judeo-Christian tradition,” “the rule of law” and “the free market system,” and “the left is opposed, right now in academia, to all three.”
The congressman said liberals are leading “a full-out assault on the Judeo-Christian in higher ed,” “mocking our police officers” and refusing to thank and praise billionaires for all their hard work.
Rios, for her part, said that the “there is no wiggle room” between the platforms of the Democratic Party and the Communist Party.