Trump Plays Hardball In Tax Reform Kickoff, Singles Out Dem Senator
President Trump called Wednesday for drastically simplifying the tax code, formally kicking off his push for comprehensive tax reform and offering a preview of the hardball politics he'll employ as he tries to muscle it through.
“I don't want to be disappointed by Congress,” Trump said in Springfield, Mo. “Do you understand me?”
The president wasted little time applying direct pressure to Missouri's Democratic senator, Claire McCaskill, during his visit to her state.
“We must lower our taxes,” Trump said. “And your senator Claire McCaskill, she must do this for you and if she doesn't do it for you, you have to vote her out of office.”