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 PaulWatchdog calls for probe into Gohmert 'disregarding public health guidance' on COVID-19 Massie plans to donate plasma after testing positive for COVID-19 antibodies After trillions in tax cuts for the rich, Republicans refuse to help struggling Americans 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 McConnellMcConnell warns control of Senate 'could go either way' in November On The Money: McConnell says it's time to restart coronavirus talks | New report finds majority of Americans support merger moratorium | Corporate bankruptcies on pace for 10-year high McConnell: Time to restart coronavirus talks 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.