The year is winding down and the president is working hard to get tax reform passed before Christmas. Yesterday it was wheels up for Airforce One as Trump headed to St. Louis to sell the tax plan. He met an enthusiastic capacity crowd at the St. Charles Convention Center.
Trump also showed support for Claire McCaskill’s 2018 challenger, Josh Hawley.
St. Louis Post Dispatch has the story:
President Donald Trump on Wednesday traveled to Missouri to whip up support for the Republican tax plan working its way through Congress, and in the process put himself squarely into the state’s heated 2018 U.S. Senate race.
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) November 29, 2017
In a speech that appeared to be a mix of prepared remarks and ad libs, Trump several times expressed his support Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley in the state’s Republican Senate primary next year.
… Trump, in introducing local GOP officials on the hand for the event, called Hawley “our next senator.” Later in the speech, he vowed: “Josh when you’re ready, you have my word, I’m going to come here and campaign for you.”
And as for the tax plan?
Departing @JBA_NAFW for St. Charles, Missouri to help push our plan for HISTORIC TAX CUTS across the finish line.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2017
President Donald Trump told a St. Charles audience Wednesday that a Republican tax cut plan is the best way to offer relief to the American people.
“If we do this, then America will win again like never, ever before,” he said in a speech at the St. Charles Convention Center. “A vote to cut taxes is a vote to put America first.”
And here’s the full speech if you want to see the fun.
The crowd loved the appearance by Trump. And they loved the thought of booting Claire out of the senate too.
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