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Trump to begin big tax reform push next week


President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to supporters at the Phoenix Convention Center during a rally on August 22, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to supporters at the Phoenix Convention Center during a rally on August 22, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona.

President Donald Trump will start publicly campaigning for the tax reform plan next week, chief economic advisor Gary Cohn said.

In an interview with the Financial Times, Cohn said Trump will begin the campaign Wednesday in Missouri.

“Starting next week, the president’s agenda and calendar is going to revolve around tax reform,” Cohn said in the interview published Friday. “He will start being on the road making major addresses justifying the reasoning for tax reform and why we need it in the U.S.”

“The White House will start rolling out messaging on tax reform next week, but not the plan being worked on with House and Senate GOP leaders,” Axios’ Jonathan Swan wrote Thursday, citing two senior administration officials. “A bill is being drafted and the plan is still to get Trump to sell tax reform at public events in the coming month.”

Cohn added the administration does not have “fixed or detailed plan for tax reform” and will leave it to the congressional committees to finalize the plan. He did say the White House does want it to include a one-time corporate tax repatriation on overseas profits and a move to a territorial system.

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