Trump: 'Massive’ tax cut just days away

Trump: 'Massive’ tax cut just days away
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says his faith is 'bedrock foundation of my life' after Trump claim Coronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame Ohio governor tests negative in second coronavirus test MORE in a tweet on Sunday touted a campaign promise to pass tax reform as the House and Senate appear poised to this week pass an overhaul of the U.S. tax code.

"As a candidate, I promised we would pass a massive TAX CUT for the everyday working American families who are the backbone and the heartbeat of our country. Now, we are just days away...," the president tweeted. 

 

 

Trump originally made the comments in remarks at the White House last Wednesday. 

The new tweet comes after Republican Sens. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioPessimism grows as coronavirus talks go down to the wire McConnell: Wearing a mask is 'single most significant thing' to fight pandemic McConnell goes hands-off on coronavirus relief bill MORE (Fla.) and Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerTennessee primary battle turns nasty for Republicans Cheney clashes with Trump Sessions-Tuberville Senate runoff heats up in Alabama MORE (Tenn.) announced they would support the legislation, effectively giving Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellCoronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame Jobs report poised to light fire under COVID-19 talks Overnight Health Care: Ohio governor tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Trump's visit | US shows signs of coronavirus peak, but difficult days lie ahead | Trump: COVID-19 vaccine may be ready 'right around' Election Day MORE (R-Ky.) the votes he needs for the legislation to pass the chamber. 

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While there are no Republican senators publicly opposed to the bill, questions have swirled around the health of GOP Sens. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainCNN's Ana Navarro to host Biden roundtable on making 'Trump a one-term president' Mark Kelly clinches Democratic Senate nod in Arizona Prominent conservatives question Jerry Falwell Jr. vacation photo MORE (Ariz.) and Thad CochranWilliam (Thad) Thad CochranEspy wins Mississippi Senate Democratic primary Bottom Line Mike Espy announces Mississippi Senate bid MORE (Miss.), and whether they will be well enough to vote on the measure. 

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) said on Sunday that he expects the bill to pass through the Senate on Tuesday. 

Trump has said he wants to sign a final version of the bill by Christmas. 

The legislation, if passed, represents the first major legislative victory for Trump and Republicans, who have struggled to come through on major campaign promises such as repealing and replacing ObamaCare.