President Donald Trump reportedly will begin a major push next week to convince the public of the need for tax reform, shifting his focus to fiscal policy in a bid to win a big legislative victory by the end of the year.
Gary Cohn, director of the National Economic Council, told the Financial Times in an interview that Trump would begin the tax reform push next Wednesday with a speech in Missouri, the first in a series of addresses to generate public support for tax reform.
“We are completely engaged in tax reform. Starting next week the president’s agenda and calendar is going to revolve around tax reform,” he told the FT.
Cohn said Trump will spend the next several weeks leading a public campaign in support of a tax overhaul while the White House leaves Republican lawmakers to hash out details of the plan,
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