"I've never seen anything like this in being part of and watching policy in this country for three and a half decades."
In an interview with Bloomberg Surveillance, Sachs said:
"On top of a huge budget deficit, unprecedented inequality in America, largest wealth soaring at the top, they want more, and more, and more.... Patriots should oppose [tax cuts], period. Because our budget deficit is already huge and rising and this is pure populism. An unusual kind of populism. Populism by the super rich. But it's pure populism."
The professor also criticized Trump and current Republican leadership's ability to govern.
"Governance is flakey in this country. How you start out with the idea we can make a gift of one and a half trillion to the super rich for the heck of it is really shocking. I've never seen anything like this in being part of and watching policy in this country for three and a half decades."