Trump meets on Hill with GOP senators over tax reform, amid renewed feuds
President Trump satisfies Tuesday with Senate Republicans in hopes of forging the kind of party unity needed to pass tax reform and other parliamentary goals before next year’s congressional referendums. But carping between Trump and top GOP senators could move the Capitol hill luncheon into a meat contend.
Trump, still trying for a major parliamentary prevail after Republicans failed this summer to pass legislative measures to destroy ObamaCare, has announced on the Republican-led Congress to pass tax reform by Thanksgiving.
The Senate progressed a related budget contrive last week — but specifics on the tax legislation are still being worked out, including over tax rates and providings for favourite interests like pretax 401( k) contributions.
But any the expectations of total harmony after the Senate repeatedly miscarried on ObamaCare faced another setback Tuesday morning when Tennessee GOP Sen. Bob Corker reignited his smolder duel with Trump.
“I would have liked him to leave it to the professionals for a while and see if we can do something that’s productive, ” Corker said on ABC’s “Good Morning America” about overhauling the federal excise system for the first time in roughly three decades.
Trump responded with a series of vitriolic tweets including: “Isn’t it terrible that lightweight Senator Bob Corker, who couldn’t do re-elected in the Great State of Tennessee, is now time push Tax Cuts plus! ”