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Trump to seize populist mantle for pitching messy tax overhaul - Source Politico

Posted on Aug 30,2017
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President Donald Trump's Missouri speech will be the first in what is expected to be a heavy push by the White House to get the Republican Congress to pass a tax package. | Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Source Politico

By BEN WHITE and TARA PALMERI

WASHINGTON, DC. - President Donald Trump will launch a major push for a sweeping tax overhaul with a speech Wednesday in Missouri aimed at convincing his base - and the rest of the nation - that he has a fresh vision for “unrigging” the American economy and isn’t just repackaging the trickle-down economics of past Republican presidents.

It could be a tough sell for the president as he fights with saturation coverage of Hurricane Harvey and as Democrats prepare to frame Trump’s approach as a giveaway to corporate fat cats and the nation’s richest taxpayers.

Wednesday’s speech in Springfield is being built around the sale of tax reform as a populist policy, according to five senior administration officials.

Source Politico



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