President Trump described his relationship with Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as very good and closer than ever during a joint press conference on Monday which comes after new reports in the media have surfaced about infighting within the Republican Party.
Senate Leader McConnell said that he and President Trump have the same agenda and talk frequently.
Concerning new tax reform, Senate Leader McConnell explained during the press conference that the goal is to get it done this calendar year, although he pointed out that former U.S. President Obama signed Obamacare and the Dodd-Frank Bill in the 2nd year of his presidency.
President Trump admitted that they are making some “minor adjustments” with his tax reform plan to make sure that the middle class is the biggest beneficiary of the tax cuts and tax reform which comes after a recent analysis from the non-partisan Tax Policy Center showed that wealthiest Americans and corporations are the biggest beneficiaries.
Trump claimed that they are brining down the tax categories from 8 to 4, if you include zero as a category.
Questioned by a reporter about Hillary Clinton’s recent interview in which she admitted that she didn’t believe players taking a knee in the NFL was about disrespecting the flag, President Trump responded, “Oh, I hope Hillary runs. Is she going to run? I hope. Hillary, please run again.”
Earlier in the day, President Trump tweeted, ” I was recently asked if Crooked Hillary Clinton is going to run in 2020. My answer was, “I hope so!”
I was recently asked if Crooked Hillary Clinton is going to run in 2020? My answer was, "I hope so!"
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2017
Remarking during a Cabinet meeting, President Trump said “Mexico is having a tough time right now in terms of crime. More than ever, we need the wall.”
President Trump was questioned about Steve Bannon’s war on Mitch McConnell and the Republican establishment and replied that he has “great relationships with most Republican senators,” although he later admitted, “But we’re not getting the job done.”
After stating that he’s not going to blame himself, President Trump said that he can understand where Steve Bannon is coming from and cited the failure of Republicans in the Senate to approve new healthcare legislation which he had endorsed.
President Trump predicted that we’ll have a “short-term fix followed by a long-term fix”, probably in March or April.
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