Tue, Oct 24, 2017: Trump meets with Senate Republicans on tax reform

President Donald Trump began talks with Republican senators on Tuesday to try to build consensus for proposed tax cuts in a meeting that was overshadowed by an exchange of insults between the president and one of the lawmakers.

Trump has asked his fellow Republicans who control Congress to pass a package of tax cuts, including a deep reduction in the corporate income tax, by year’s end.

But hours before he was to promote the tax plan at a weekly lunch for Republican senators on Capitol Hill, Trump engaged in a distracting tussle with one of those lawmakers: Bob Corker, a leading fiscal hawk and the head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Continue reading “Tue, Oct 24, 2017: Trump meets with Senate Republicans on tax reform”

Tue, Oct 24, 2017: Trump congratulates winners of National Minority Enterprise Development Week Awards

President Trump congratulated award-winning minority business owners at the White House Tuesday and said his administration is fighting “for every community in America.”

“Each of you has just a remarkable past and I think an even more remarkable future — especially with Trump as your president,” Mr. Trump told the honorees with a grin.

The president said his economic policies, including cutting regulations and taxes, are helping all businesses and boosting the stock market to record highs. Continue reading “Tue, Oct 24, 2017: Trump congratulates winners of National Minority Enterprise Development Week Awards”