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Trump tosses prepared remarks at tax event: ‘To hell with it’

President Trump tossed his prepared remarks in the air at a tax reform roundtable in West Virginia on Thursday, saying the comments were boring. 

“You know, this was going to be my remarks. They would have taken about two minutes, but to hell with it,” he said, throwing his paper into the air.

{mosads}”That would have been a little boring,” he added. “Little boring. Right?”

Trump addressed a myriad of topics at the event, including immigration, voter fraud and tax reform. 

The president brought back his unfounded claim that there is widespread voter fraud in the U.S. at the roundtable, telling attendees that U.S. voters in California cast ballots “many times.”

“In many places, like California, the same person votes many times. You probably heard about that. They always like to say ‘oh that’s a conspiracy theory,’ ” Trump said. “Not a conspiracy theory, folks. Millions and millions of people. And it’s very hard because the state guards their records. They don’t want to see it.”

The president also addressed immigration from countries south of the U.S., saying that female migrants are currently being “raped at levels nobody has ever seen.”

Trump also hit Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who faces an uphill reelection bid in the deep-red state. 

“So you’re going to have a chance to get a senator that’s going to vote our program,” Trump said, referring to the upcoming midterms. “That’s going to help you in so many different ways. And you’re not getting that now.” 

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