Donald Trump Jr. calls student loan forgiveness 'a slap in the face'

Donald Trump Jr. calls student loan forgiveness 'a slap in the face'
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Economy

Donald Trump Jr. attacked President Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness plan on Wednesday. Biden announced his plan to forgive $10,000 in student loans for borrowers earning less than $125,000 per year and an additional $10,000 for Pell Grant recipients.

"Canceling student debt is a tax on the most responsible people in the country. Forcing people who worked hard to repay their loans or those who didn't have the luxury of going to college, to subsidize people who wasted $ on worthless gender study degrees is a slap in the face," he wrote.

Junior also complained after Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) noted that Black borrowers have more student debt than their peers.

"Black borrowers have nearly twice as much student debt ($52,700) after four years of college as our white peers ($28,000)," Bush wrote. "Student debt cancellation is a racial & economic justice issue. Period. What would canceling at least $50k in student debt mean for you?"

Trump replied that those who've already repaid their debts and skipped vacations are the ones who are "really discriminated against."

"You know who it really discriminated against? Those that saved their money, skipped cool toys/trips and already paid their debts," he whined. "Those that went to work rather than getting a $300K gender studies degree. Now you’re asking them to pay for those who did the opposite."

Trump did not mention that student loan borrowers who are having part of their loans forgiven are also taxpayers or how his father repeatedly did not pay his workers in his Twitter rant.

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