Politico – Trump falls behind in August push for tax reform

The aftermath of the Charlottesville attack and foreign policy issues have sucked much of the attention away from a top priority for the Congressional GOP

August 25, 2017

‘August was supposed to be the month that President Donald Trump sold tax reform.

White House officials, including then-press secretary Sean Spicer, said in July that Trump would be hitting the road to lay the groundwork for tax reform before administration and congressional negotiators wrapped up their high-level work in September.

But with less than two weeks to go before Congress returns, and Republican leaders hoping to launch a major push to get tax legislation to the president’s desk by the end of the year, Trump has barely mentioned the subject.’

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