Trump: ‘Massive’ tax cut just days away

President Trump in a tweet on Sunday touted a campaign promise to pass tax reform as the House and Senate appear poised to this week pass an overhaul of the U.S. tax code.

“As a candidate, I promised we would pass a massive TAX CUT for the everyday working American families who are the backbone and the heartbeat of our country. Now, we are just days away…,” the president tweeted. 



Trump originally made the comments in remarks at the White House last Wednesday. 

The new tweet comes after Republican Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Bob Corker (Tenn.) announced they would support the legislation, effectively giving Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) the votes he needs for the legislation to pass the chamber. 

{mosads}While there are no Republican senators publicly opposed to the bill, questions have swirled around the health of GOP Sens. John McCain (Ariz.) and Thad Cochran (Miss.), and whether they will be well enough to vote on the measure. 

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) said on Sunday that he expects the bill to pass through the Senate on Tuesday. 

Trump has said he wants to sign a final version of the bill by Christmas. 

The legislation, if passed, represents the first major legislative victory for Trump and Republicans, who have struggled to come through on major campaign promises such as repealing and replacing ObamaCare. 

Tags Bob Corker Donald Trump John Cornyn John McCain Marco Rubio Mitch McConnell Thad Cochran

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