If anything shows how out of touch the Republican political elite is with the working man/woman, this is it

US House Speaker Paul Ryan deletes $1.50 tax cut gain tweet

House Speaker Paul Ryan participates in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, 30 January 2018Image copyright  EPA
Image caption  Paul Ryan was a staunch supporter of the Republican tax reform bill

US House speaker Paul Ryan has come under fire after citing a school worker who was $1.50 (£1) a week better off because of recent tax cuts.

Mr Ryan deleted a tweet about a school secretary who, he said, was “pleasantly surprised” by the increase.

The post was widely derided with many social media users saying $1.50 was not a significant pay hike.

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