Former hoops star Charles Barkley thought he was making fun of the GOP tax overhaul on the TNT show “Inside the NBA.”
He said he would “trickle my fat ass down to the jewelry store and get me a new Rolex” with his hefty tax cut. “I’m not going to pass it to nobody.”
He added: “Thank you, Republicans. I know I can always count on y’all to take care of us rich people, the 1 percenters. Sorry, poor people. I’m hoping for y’all, but y’all don’t have no chance.”
On YouTube, some people took him seriously.
Petepittsburgh posted: “If you get a new Rolex you will help a bunch of people Chuck. You think the sales person is rich? Or the craftsmen who made the box it goes in? Or the plastic from the bag that holds it? The carpet you walk on, the lights, the glass on the watch, the ac worker, the truck driver that drove the watch to the store, the tire maker for the truck. the 7 eleven that the truck driver passed by on the way.
“There are a bunch of people you helped by buying that Rolex. I just named a few. Please open an economics book.”
Other critics of Sir Charles:
Dear Mr Barkley, from the eyes of the poor and middle class, I fail to see your humor!! #Hardball
— ClassyLady62 (@CLady62) December 23, 2017
— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) December 23, 2017
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) December 22, 2017