Trump talks taxes, the border and MS-13 in meeting with Congressional leaders
Donald Trump held a meeting with leaders of Congress Tuesday intended to push the president’s agenda through the legislature before time runs out.
At the beginning of the meeting, the President spoke of his current accomplishments and his hopes for things to come.
Reading from prepared remarks in his meeting with congressional leaders, Trump said he has signed 36 bills, created 1 million jobs, and “approved a historic increase in military spending.”
Trump claimed the bills he has signed save American $18 billion annually and that the gang MS-13 is being “taken care” of by homeland security secretary John Kelly.
The President noted that border crossings are down 78% adding that the decrease came “before we have a wall. The wall will be a great help and it will happen, believe me,” Trump said.
Continuing down the line of what he wants to get done, Trump said Congress will pass a massive tax cut, which if done as planned “will be the biggest tax cut in our country’s history.”
He repeated that the core of his agenda is repealing and replacing Obamacare and said insurance carriers are “fleeing and leaving.”
“The last statewide insurer in the great state of Ohio is leaving,” Trump said. “That means another 20 counties in the state of Ohio will have no health care plan.”
After the House passed the AHCA, the President said the “Senate, I’m sure, will follow suit and get a bill across the finish line this summer that will be great health care for Americans.”
Attendees of the meeting were Speaker Paul Ryan, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Steve Scalise, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. John Cornyn.