A day after an intra-party war of words between Matt Drudge and the White House broke out over Obamacare and tax cuts, it appears everyone is kissing and making up.
President Trump responded to Drudge via Twitter with a promise of a ‘phenomenal’ tax cut proposal to be introduced later this month.
Here’s more from Grabien:
President Trump to his conservative critics: I read you loud and clear!
After coming under criticism from many on the right — most prominently, the Drudge Report — for seeming to move popular campaign promises like repealing ObamaCare and reining in the tax code to the back burner, this morning Trump promised a “phenomenal” tax reform package will be presented in the next two to three weeks.
Speaking to airline executives at the White House, Trump empathized with the burdensome regulatory climate the industry is operating under, and promised to begin making reforms.
“We want to help you realize these goals by rolling back burdensome regulations, and you people are regulated probably as much as almost anybody,” Trump said. “We have a regulatory morass that’s a disaster.”
He also promised a round of tax cuts.
“Lowering the overall tax burden on American business is big league, that’s coming along very well,” Trump said. “We’re way ahead of schedule, I believe. And we’re going to be announcing something I would say over the next two or three weeks that will be phenomenal.”
Trump also criticized government mandates hampering the airline industry. “Obsolete” equipment is being purchased for air traffic control that is making the overall industry more expensive, he said.
Trump credited his own pilot with clueing him in on the difficult government-airline relationship.
“My pilot, he is a smart guy, and he knows what’s going on, he said the government is using the wrong equipment and instituting a massive multi-billion dollar project using the wrong type of equipment,” Trump said. “So let’s find out about that.”