Wed, Oct 11, 2017: Trump promotes tax reform plan in Pennsylvania speech

President Donald Trump attempted to fire up middle-class Americans about the prospects of a retooled tax code during the latest stop in his tax reform tour Wednesday evening.

And despite mounting criticism from independent analysts and Democrats who say the latest GOP-led tax reform push appears to be geared toward the country’s wealthiest rather than its average citizens, Trump reiterated during his remarks in Pennsylvania that his goal is to make life easier for the middle class.

“Our country and our economy cannot take off like they should unless we transform America’s outdated, complex and extremely burdensome tax code,” Trump said. “It’s a middle-class bill. That’s what we’re thinking of. That’s what I want.”

–U.S. News & World Report

Wed, Oct 11, 2017: Trump meets with Trudeau at WH amid new NAFTA talks

President Donald Trump is welcoming Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for talks expected to focus on trade and aviation.

Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, were greeted by the Trumps at the South Portico at the start of their visit.

The meeting between the two North American leaders comes at the start of a new round of talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement, which Trump has threatened to withdraw from unless he can get a better deal.

Trudeau is also expected to raise the Trump administration’s recent decision to hit Canadian manufacturer Bombardier with punishing tariffs on its C Series airliner. U.S.-based Boeing alleges that Bombardier gets unfair subsidies from the Canadian and British governments.

–The Associated Press