As Donald Trump and the Republican Party move closer to making their controversial tax plan a reality, opposition to the proposal has grown across the country. After one Republican congressman failed to give a credible answer to the bill's backlash, a host on MSNBC couldn't help but laugh.

MSNBC on tax bill

When Donald Trump kicked off his campaign for president back in the summer of 2015 he vowed to put in place the "biggest" tax cut since the days of Ronald Reagan. Following his upset win over Hillary Clinton last year, Trump's promise on taxes seemed likely due Republicans having majority-control of both the House Of Representatives and the Senate.

Despite hiccups and in-fighting with the GOP during the year, the former host of "The Apprentice" is as close as any president has been to passing a major overhaul of the tax system in the last 30 years. A vote on the Tax Bill is expected to take place this week, first going for a final vote in the House before heading over for approval in the Senate. These issues and more were discussed during a December 19 segment on MSNBC.

Joining MSNBC host Hallie Jackson on Tuesday morning was Republican Rep. John Faso of New York to discuss the tax bill in question. While initially pointing out the aspects of the bill he wasn't pleased with, Faso quickly deflected the conversation onto the Democrats, who largely oppose the legislation.

"I'm frustrated with this process," he said, before adding, "Frankly I’m just as frustrated with the Democrats." "Democrats by not even coming to the table made it difficult to get changes," he went on to say.

Hallie's laugh

Later in the interview, Hallie Jackson read of the results of a recent CNN poll that showed that 55 percent of the country opposes the GOP tax plan.

Broken down by party line, 89 percent of Democrats oppose, 53 percent of independents, and just 13 percent of Republicans.

John Faso was asked if that would get any better in the future, to which he could only respond "only time will tell.

"Oh, congressman, time is everything, right?" Hallie Jackson replied while laughing. "You think that people will eventually come on board with this, given how unpopular it is now?" she wondered. Faso didn't have much to say, replying back "some people will."

Next up

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives are scheduled to take a vote on the bill that is expected to have enough support to head to the Senate. Despite some objections, the consensus is that Republicans have gotten enough members of their party on board to pass the bill on to the desk of Donald Trump for his signature.