Fox & Friends claims GOP passed tax bill "against long odds and, ultimately, the swamp"

Fox & Friends claims GOP passed tax bill "against long odds and, ultimately, the swamp"

Thousands of lobbyists helped draft the bill

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From the December 20 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Do you know who is really excited about this? The president of the United States, because he just got a win.

[...]

DOOCY: The Republicans delivered against long odds and, ultimately, the swamp. I mean, the swamp, and Pete, you've lived down there.

PETE HEGSETH (CO-HOST): Yeah.

DOOCY: You know what it's like. There are lobbyists and there are large forces that try to get the Congress to do certain things because they've got a financial and political interest in them.

HEGSETH: You are exactly right.

Related:

The Hill: Analysis: More than 6,000 lobbyists have worked on taxes in 2017

Previously:

4 ways right-wing media are shilling for tax reform (and why they're wrong)

Media keep calling the GOP's corporate tax bill a "win" for Trump

GOP leadership touted pro-tax plan op-eds that were deceptive cut-and-paste jobs

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