Twitter Roasts Gary Cohn For Saying a Kitchen Can Be Renovated For $1,000: ‘DO YOU WATCH HGTV?’
At Thursday’s White House Press Briefing, President Donald Trump‘s chief economic adviser Gary Cohn took the podium to try to pitch the administration’s tax reform plan to the nation. But one head-scratching comment about the proposed tax cuts caught the attention of Twitter.
“If we allow a family to keep another $1,000, they can renovate their kitchen, they can buy a new car, they can take a family vacation,” Cohn said.
None of these purchase prices seem even remotely realistic — except for possibly an extremely broken down car. Twitter mocked Cohn for seeming to have absolutely no clue about the value of a dollar:
Cohn: If we allow a family to keep another $1000 of their income they can renovate their kitchen, buy a new car, etc. pic.twitter.com/dIkAwjxRNB
— Melanie Schmitz (@MelsLien) September 28, 2017
That time when Gary Cohn who is worth hundreds of millions of dollars says a kitchen renovation costs $1K. Yea.pic.twitter.com/zFn4jtHIoy
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) September 28, 2017
WHAT KIND OF KITCHEN CAN YOU RENOVATE FOR $1,000 DO YOU WATCH HGTV. https://t.co/eIAdTO79An
— Jessica Huseman (@JessicaHuseman) September 28, 2017
Tax plan. Family that makes 100k saves 1k. That's a 1 percent tax cut. Spokesman said " so they can remodel their kitchen"… For a grand?
— Christopher Titus (@TitusNation) September 28, 2017
Lol Gary Cohn thinks you can buy a car for $1,000
— Militia Etheridge (@MaryEmilyOHara) September 28, 2017
Did Gary Cohn just say the Trump tax plan will help folks redesign their kitchens?
— Kate Brannen (@K8brannen) September 28, 2017
Gary Cohn just said with extra $1000/year, a family can "renovate their kitchen, buy a new car, take a family vacation" UM WHERE? #TaxPlan
— Justin (@DTPJustin) September 28, 2017
where does this typical family live? most places, $1000 won't send 2 typical kids to summer camp.
— max358 (@max358) September 28, 2017
I couldn't remodel my bicycle for 1 Grand
— M. Boucher (@ZetaBoucher) September 28, 2017
if by 'remodel' he means 'swap one arrangement of ikea cabinates for another' then sure
— Corey Dutson (@cdutson) September 28, 2017
To Cohn's credit, he'd be right if this were the 1930's.
— Steven Shapiro (@re_sis_tor) September 28, 2017
Ask him how much a refrigerator costs.
— CPMYamaguchi_? (@MimsyYamaguchi) September 28, 2017
That won’t even cover the counters
— Bae Arthur (@aaronblackmon) September 28, 2017
Can I get the name of his contractor? TIA
— MuttSandersBrother (@muttsandersbro) September 28, 2017
Cohn, "You can buy a new car." I really want to know what dealership sells new cars for 1,000 bucks.
— A true sense??? (@Atruesense13) September 28, 2017
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