Wed, Dec. 20, 2017: Trump speaks after Congress passes tax bill

President Trump spoke Wednesday afternoon after the Republican-controlled Congress passed a sweeping tax overhaul bill. The Senate passed the bill in the early hours of Wednesday and the House voted to pass the legislation Wednesday afternoon.

“We did the largest tax cut in our history,” he said.

Earlier Wednesday, Mr. Trump met with members of his Cabinet. In the meeting, the president praised the measure’s dramatic cuts to corporate tax rates and cuts for individual taxpayers.

“We have done a job like no administration has done,” Mr. Trump said.

–CBS News

Fri, Dec. 15, 2017: Trump visits Marine Squadron One

Marine Corps Air Facility

Quantico, Virginia

11:21 A.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT:  So they gave me this hat.  It says: “Presidential Helicopter Squadron.”  Would you wear it?  Now, no other President would do this.  But I will, because I’m proud of you.  (Applause.)  I’m proud of you.  What the hell.

Oh, you are nice.  I can’t see you in this.  (Laughter.)  You are — you mean, so you’re the ones taking care of my helicopter, right?  (Applause.)  I better be nice to you.  (Laughter.)  I better be nice to you.

I want to congratulate — I know the talent.  I’ve had many helicopters.  You know, I’m very spoiled; I’ve had helicopters.  (Laughter.)  And we ordered a couple of big, beautiful new ones.  You know about that, right?  They paid a lot more than I would have paid, and I would have had them even better, but we won’t talk about that.  They paid a lot of money.  (Laughter.)

But I want to thank Colonel Hoffman very much.  The job you do is incredible.  The job that this group of people do is incredible.  Colonel, how many presidents have come out to see them?  Who was that? Continue reading “Fri, Dec. 15, 2017: Trump visits Marine Squadron One”