Although Donald Trump appears to have entirely outsourced his "huge priority" of achieving tax reform, he's apparently planning a trip to Missouri next week to start campaigning for the "plan" he doesn't have and is relying on congressional lawmakers to produce. Bloomberg News writes:
The trip Wednesday to the state’s southwestern city of Springfield was expected to be the first of several presidential stops around the country in the coming weeks, said the official, who asked not to be identified because the details of the trip are still under review. Missouri is an increasingly Republican state that embraced Trump last November and a place where Democrats face a crucial U.S. Senate challenge next year.
The president is not expected to set forth his own plan or many specifics, the official said. Instead, Trump sees his role as leading a public campaign to rally support as a group of House, Senate and administration officials seek to develop a unified approach.
Good thinking! If there's one thing Trump has proven to be a master at, it's rallying support for the work of Republican lawmakers—as long as their tax plan isn't "mean" and doesn't turn into "a mess," like the healthcare repeal and debt ceiling efforts. But sure, send Trump into an adoring crowd with some basic bullet points and turn him loose to do the messaging on the fly! What could go wrong?
Also, perfect timing ...
Bravo, team Trump! Bravo.
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