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Trump weighs in on the tax debt before the final vote
John Roberts has the reaction from the White house.
President Trump gave Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a public Pat on the back Wednesday after the Senate passed the final version of the “Republican” tax-reform package-with the exception of the last feuds with GOP leaders on health and other issues approved.
“I would like to congratulate the @SenateMajLdr, done a fantastic job-both strategically & politically, on the passing in the Senate of the MASSIVE TAX-CUT and Reform Bill. I could not have asked for a better or more talented partner. Our team to many more VICTORIES!” Trump tweeted.
I would like to congratulate @SenateMajLdr, done a fantastic job-both strategically & politically, on the passing in the Senate of the MASSIVE TAX-CUT and Reform Bill. I could not have asked for a better or more talented partner. Our team to many more VICTORIES!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 20, 2017
The tweet came after the Senate voted to approve 51-48 overnight, the tax liability, sending the bill to the house for a final vote. The house was forced to vote again after the Senate stripped three provisions, violated the rules of the chamber.
In a meeting of the Cabinet before the last vote, Trump again McConnell and speaker of the house of representatives Paul Ryan, R-Wis thanked.
“This law means more take-home pay and an incredible Christmas gift for hard work is said Americans” Trump.
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Trump was at odds with McConnell over the summer after the failure of a ObamaCare overhaul in Congress. In August, Trump, “you Can believe tweeted that Mitch McConnell, who cried, will Repeal and Replace for 7 years, couldn’t get it done. Need To Repeal And Replace ObamaCare!”
But Trump is ready to the end of the year with his first major legislative victory in hand, thanks to the tax debt. Earlier Wednesday, he fired back at media reports critical of the plan.
“The tax cuts are so great and full of meaning, and yet, the Fake message is to demean, to follow overtime, your friends, the defeated Dems, and only. This is really a case where the results speak for themselves, starting very soon. Jobs, Jobs,” he tweeted.