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MSNBC Anchor Criticized for Belittling $1,000 Bonuses

Katy Tur, a journalist who works as an anchor for MSNBC, recently tweeted statistics that belittled employee bonuses awarded following the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Tur, who has criticized [1] President Trump and wrote a book [2] about her coverage of the 2016 election, mocked the bonuses in a series of tweets [3].

She said that a $1,000 bonus cannot fully pay for college tuition, a mortgage on a single-family home or health care in the state of Ohio. Tur mentioned Ohio because of Trump’s speech in Ohio this week.

Social media users criticized her tweets for not understanding how every penny counts in many American family households and for perpetuating Democratic Party talking points on tax reform.