Trump Regret: Should have done tax cuts first

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump looks down as he leaves a campaign event in Concord, North Carolina on March 7, 2016. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Chris Keane
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With reports that the American Health Care Act will not grab the 216 votes needed to pass in the House, President Trump has told four people close to him that he regrets not revealing his tax cut proposal first, according to The New York Times.

It appears the president realized tax reform would have been more politically palatable to the GOP, once House Republicans began to squabble over the health care overhaul he had hoped would fulfill his campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Although Trump made several attempts to get Republicans who opposed the bill on board, he continued to face resistance and is said to regret going along with the bill, which was written by Speaker Paul Ryan.

His budget adviser, Mick Mulvaney now says if the House fails to pass the bill on Friday, the president will move on.

H/T: New York Times


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