Trump to seize populist mantle for pitching messy tax overhaul – Donald Trump Sucks

Trump to seize populist mantle for pitching messy tax overhaul – Donald Trump Sucks


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

The administration is building its message around ‘unrigging’ the economy while lawmakers battle over corporate tax provisions and middle-class rates.

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.

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

The tax speech is being drafted by senior White House aide Stephen Miller, a leader of the nationalist wing of the administration. In Trumpian style, he’ll try out new phrases for selling the policy like “Jump-start America” and…

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