Trump returns to Washington ahead of tax-reform push

Trump returns to Washington ahead of tax-reform push

President Trump and his family returned to Washington on Sunday after spending the holiday at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, kicking off what is expected to be an eventful week in the nation's capital. 

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Trump, first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron Trump touched down at Joint Base Andrews at 6:14 p.m., according to a pool report.

Trump is preparing for Senate Republicans to potentially pass tax reform this week, which would be the party's first major legislative victory since taking hold of the White House and Congress. 

The president will visit Capitol Hill on Tuesday to meet with Senate Republicans in the midst of the tax-reform push. 

During the holiday, the president took part in multiple rounds of golf, even joining professional golfers Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson at the Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Fla. 

 

 

The president also spoke with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan about ongoing issues in the Middle East. 

On Friday, Trump condemned an attack on a mosque in Egypt, calling it a “horrible and cowardly” assault on “innocent and defenseless worshipers.”

The president also found time to take aim at media outlets, including Time and CNN. 

The president ignited a firestorm on Twitter on Friday when he said he turned down being named Time's "Person of the Year" after the magazine only told him he "probably" would be selected.

 

 

The magazine quickly refuted the claim. 

Trump tweeted on Saturday that Fox News was "more important" than CNN amid tensions over a potential merger between AT&T and Time Warner. 

 

 

The president also bolstered his own agenda and criticized coverage of the ongoing probes into Russia's election meddling shortly before arriving in Washington on Sunday. 

 

 

Trump visited House Republicans earlier this month prior to their own tax-reform vote.