Published: Sat, April 07, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

President Trump talks tax reform, politics at West Virginia roundtable

President Trump talks tax reform, politics at West Virginia roundtable

In what was his second visit to the Mountain State in less than four months, the President took part in a roundtable event focused on tax reform at the White Sulphur Springs Civic Center.

"This was going to be my remarks", he said.

Here is a summary of the president's other head-spinning remarks. Trump's trip to the West Virginia town was meant to promote the law in a state where his party believes it can win the Senate seat of Democrat Joe Manchin.

Trump did not endorse either of the candidates who are running a close race for the May primary. He criticized the senator for not voting for the GOP tax overhaul.

Republicans hope the tax law, which cut taxes for most American families while adding about $1 trillion to the deficit over the next decade, will buoy their chances in November's midterm elections.

But other comments drew more attention, particularly his claims about immigration and alleged voter fraud.

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The Trump administration hasn't determined how many troops it will seek to have deployed to the U.S. -Mexico border.

Invoking the lines of his June 2015 campaign kickoff speech, in which he suggested that some Mexican immigrants were rapists, the president mused about the threat of violence among immigrants and appeared to make reference to a caravan of migrants that had been working its way north through Mexico toward the United States. "And yesterday it came out where this journey coming up, women are raped at levels that nobody's ever seen before". "They don't want us" to see them. "Millions and millions of people".

"MS-13 is emblematic of evil, and we're getting them out by the hundreds", said Trump, who sat on stage at a long table in a gym draped in American flags and decorated with signs that read "USA open for business". "They always like to say that's a conspiracy theory". "There are those who go, 'Oh, that's a conspiracy theory.' It's not a conspiracy theory, folks".

"Now, I'm reading off the first paragraph [and saying] 'This is boring.' Come on, we have to say - tell it like it is", said Trump as he tossed a piece of paper into the air. ManchinDems face hard choices on resources in battle for Senate House members demand Senate confirm Jim Bridenstine as NASA chief The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (D-W.Va.) on Thursday, after cultivating a working relationship with the red-state Democrat previous year. Trump and his administration have actually provided few specifics on how they plan to address the crisis.

Some of the things Trump said about taxes, meanwhile, were erroneous.

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