Readers may have missed this fact, but this is what the NYT said in an article on the prospect for tax reform when it told readers:

"Democrats have also been deeply skeptical of the Trump administration’s plans to repeal the estate tax, which it has said has been harmful to family farmers."

If the Trump administration has been saying the estate tax has been harmful to family farmers it is lying since virtually no family farmers will owe a penny as a result of the estate tax. This would be known to NYT since the paper ran a piece 16 years ago which noted that the American Farm Bureau Federation, a strong opponent of the estate tax, could not identify a single person who had lost a family farm as a result of the estate tax.