RNC launches new website to promote Trump tax bill

RNC launches new website to promote Trump tax bill
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The Republican National Committee (RNC) is launching a webpage and six-figure ad campaign to aid President TrumpDonald John TrumpSecret Service members who helped organize Pence Arizona trip test positive for COVID-19: report Trump administration planning pandemic office at the State Department: report Iran releases photo of damaged nuclear fuel production site: report MORE and GOP leaders in their closing arguments for tax-reform legislation.

The webpage appears under the banner “Paycheck President,” and features a 90-second video of Trump pitching the Republican tax plan in a recent speech.

The page also provides contact information for Democratic senators, and encourages constituents in certain states to contact their representative.


“The media won’t tell you the overwhelming support of the President’s Tax Plan,” the page claims. 

A recent poll found that while 72 percent of Republicans support the party’s tax-reform efforts, 64 percent of respondents overall oppose the bill.

The RNC’s webpage will be supplemented by a six-figure digital ad buy, ABC News reported.

The House and Senate are expected to vote on the legislation next week after a deal was reached on reconciling the versions passed by each chamber. 

Senate Republicans hold a 52-seat majority, meaning they can only afford to lose two GOP senators and still have Vice President Pence break a tie, assuming all Democrats vote against the bill as expected.

Pence's office announced Thursday that the vice president would delay his planned trip to the Middle East so he could attend the vote.

Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerCheney clashes with Trump Sessions-Tuberville Senate runoff heats up in Alabama GOP lawmakers stick to Trump amid new criticism MORE (R-Tenn.) voted against the Senate's tax bill before it went to a conference committee, and indicated this week that he's undecided on the latest version, saying it doesn't address his concerns about the deficit. 

Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioTrump administration eyes new strategy on COVID-19 tests ACLU calls on Congress to approve COVID-19 testing for immigrants Republicans fear backlash over Trump's threatened veto on Confederate names MORE (R-Fla.) told Senate leaders on Thursday he will vote against the bill unless the child tax credit is made more generous.

Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeSenate panel votes 21-1 to back Justice IG measure over Graham objections Senators offer bill to expand charitable giving tax break Overnight Energy: Senate passes major lands conservation bill | Mnuchin ordered to give Native American tribes full stimulus funding | Key Republican jeopardizes Trump consumer safety nominee MORE (R-Utah) said he is undecided, citing the child tax credit.

Democrats have urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnell'Comrade' Trump gets 'endorsement' from Putin in new mock ad by Lincoln Project ACLU calls on Congress to approve COVID-19 testing for immigrants Carville repeats prediction that Trump will drop out of race MORE (R-Ky.) to delay the vote so newly elected Democrat Doug Jones (Ala.) can be seated and cast a vote.