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Trump: Senate passage of budget resolution is a 'really big deal'

Trump: Senate passage of budget resolution is a 'really big deal'
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President Trump praised the Senate’s passage of its 2018 fiscal budget as a “really big deal” in an early-morning tweet Saturday and accused the mainstream media of “barely” covering the bill.

“Budget that just passed is a really big deal, especially in terms of what will be the biggest tax cut in U.S. history - MSM barely covered!” Trump tweeted.

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Senate Republicans passed the fiscal 2018 budget on Thursday night after a long voting marathon on the Senate floor. Senators voted 51-49 to pass the bill, with Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulTrump says ex-staffer who penned 'Anonymous' op-ed should be 'prosecuted' CIA impeachment whistleblower forced to live under surveillance due to threats: report Rand Paul rips 'leftwing media' for focusing on COVID-19 cases: 'Mortality rates are plummeting' MORE (R-Ky.) joining every Democrat in opposition to the bill.

The bill is key to Republican efforts to pass tax reform because it includes instructions that allow such a bill to avoid a Democratic filibuster.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMnuchin says he learned of Pelosi's letter to him about stimulus talks 'in the press' On The Money: Trump makes a late pitch on the economy | US economy records record GDP gains after historic COVID-19 drop | Pelosi eyes big COVID-19 deal in lame duck Lawmakers say infrastructure efforts are falling victim to deepening partisan divide MORE (R-Ky.) praised the passage of the budget bill and said it would lead to passing the GOP’s tax-reform plan.

“Passing this budget is critical to getting tax reform done, so we can strengthen our economy after years of stagnation under the previous administration,” McConnell said.

Trump also touted the passage of the bill in a series of tweets Friday morning.

"The Budget passed late last night, 51 to 49. We got ZERO Democrat votes with only Rand Paul (he will vote for Tax Cuts) voting against," Trump said.

"This now allows for the passage of large scale Tax Cuts (and Reform), which will be the biggest in the history of our country!" he continued.