Discussing President Trump's push on taxes, Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown told Dana Bash on CNN'S State of the Union Sunday morning that President Trump's White House looks like a "retreat for Goldman Sachs executives."

Worth noting: Trump's plan currently drops the top tax rate from 39.6% to 35%. Trump said in a Fox News interview that aired today that he doesn't want to add another bracket for the super wealthy unless he thinks the middle class isn't getting a good enough deal.

More from Brown
  • "I agree that Steve Bannon is a white supremacist, and Stephen Miller seems to be. And I know that studies have shown that they have their allies sprinkled all around the White House."
  • "I would say it's sad, it's worse than sad, that the President engages in this kind of name calling...and tries to demean people that way, and gets in these fights."
  • "I think the media has not been unfair to Trump. I think Trump has made it a point of attacking the media and calling all of you, Dana, enemies of the people."

Go deeper

25 mins ago - Politics & Policy

House prepares to pass revised COVID relief bill as White House talks hit roadblock

Schumer and Pelosi. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The House appeared likely to move ahead Thursday with Democrats' revised $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill as 11th-hour negotiations with the White House continued.

The latest: After meeting for more than 90 minutes on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin shared a phone call at 1 p.m. Thursday. They plan to speak again later this afternoon, according to a Pelosi aide. Wednesday's meeting was the first in-person meeting between the two since August, when negotiations stalled.

Felix Salmon, author of Capital
2 hours ago - Economy & Business

How equity became more attractive than debt

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

The prime example of something highly improbable that became conventional wisdom: The idea that both interest rates and inflation will remain near zero for well over a decade.

Why it matters: As Axios' Dan Primack writes, private equity firms (the polite rebranding of "leveraged buyouts") have historically bought companies and loaded them up with debt.

Felix Salmon, author of Capital
2 hours ago - World

When society faces the unprecedented

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Our febrile world is not normal.

The big picture: The precautions that we're taking against the spread of COVD-19; the way in which the president of the U.S. delights in violating political norms; the fires, hurricanes and other signs that catastrophic global warming has arrived; the virulent spread of the QAnon conspiracy theory — all of these things, and many more, represent a stunning break with the world as we knew it.