Trump: ‘Unbelievable’ to Pass Tax Cuts When Your Party Controls White House, Both Houses of Congress

Did the unbelievable

President Donald Trump today called it unprecedented for a president to pass major legislation like his tax cuts bill when his party controls both houses of Congress.

Signed despite odds

“I know the fake news wants to downplay what a great accomplishment this is, but we had to get the bill passed by a Republican-led House that’s been trying to pass tax legislation for more than eight years and a Republican-led Senate that’s been trying to do the same,” he said.

Trump said the bill had to pass using a complicated rule called reconciliation. “A lot of people don’t realize this, but we passed this bill under a rule that lets Republicans pass the bill without any Democrats,” he said. “It’s an unbelievable way to do it. It might be the first time it’s ever been done. I think I heard that.”

Pulled out win

Trump said they passed the bill even though everyone thought they would fail. “No one can imagine how hard it is to pass something when Congress and the White House are controlled by the same party and the rules are set so that no one from the other party needs to vote for it,” he said. “I like to say, this was my Vietnam.”

Debra Hastings, a retired school teacher in Des Moines, Iowa, said she couldn’t believe how great an accomplishment it was when President Trump signed the tax cut bill right before Christmas. “What he did was, he signed a bill that the party in power has always wanted to pass and it was arranged so no votes were needed from the opposition party,” she said. “You can imagine how hard that was, and yet they were able to do it.”

Don Carter, a mechanic in Crete, Neb., said President Trump should get credit for signing a bill that didn’t require any participation from the other party. “The media doesn’t want him to get any wins, but to get something this big passed when your party controls all branches of government is really something,” he said. “Especially since tax cuts are at the core of the Republican party. Imagine it. He got his party to pass something that’s core to its agenda. Could anyone else have done that? I don’t know. But he found a way to do it.”

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