Cuts that benefit Corker were likely added to TaxScam to get his vote

The 20 percent tax deduction could also benefit the president and other top Republican lawmakers.

After an International Business Times investigation revealed that Sen Bob Corker had switched his vote to a “yes”…

Stephanopoulos pointed out, however, that the tax break that could reportedly benefit the president and “a handful of other top Republican lawmakers,” had not been “included in either the House or the Senate bill. “It apparently was added at the last minute,” to the final bill, said Stephanopoulos, “Why was that done?”

The Texas Senator responded, “Well we were working very hard. It was a very intense process. As I said, the Democrats refused to participate. And what we’ve tried to do is cobble together the votes we needed to get this bill passed.