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Lloyd Doggett

Trump says he's 'big loser' in GOP tax plan; experts say it could save him tens of millions

President Donald Trump has defended the Republican effort to overhaul taxes by calling it a bitter pill for the rich, saying its provisions will boost the middle class and make him a "big loser" if it's approved.

But tax experts and a nonpartisan analysis suggest he'll fare far better than others as a result of the changes. From sweeping estate and business tax cuts to specific relief targeting real estate interests, the tax overhaul would directly benefit Trump's family and business in a way that could save him tens of millions of dollars a year.

Provisions favorable to Trump can be found in the Republican tax bills from both the House and the Senate, the latter...