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Trump: Mainstream Media 'Barely Covered' Budget Vote

Trump: Mainstream Media 'Barely Covered' Budget Vote
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By    |   Saturday, 21 October 2017 08:52 AM

President Donald Trump early Saturday blasted the mainstream media on Twitter over its coverage of the Senate's budget vote, claiming that the matter was "barely covered."

The budget's passage is widely seen as the first necessary step to a vote to enact Trump's extensive tax reform plan, a measure that's being pushed to pass before the end of the year.

Senators voted 51-49 late Thursday to pass the $4 trillion budget, setting the stage for the nation's first dramatic tax code overhaul in three decades. The plan will cut rates for both individuals and corporations, and will eliminate deductions and special tax breaks. According to opponents, the cuts could add up to $1.5 trillion to the national deficit, but supporters say the cuts will give the United States economy a much-needed boost.

Meanwhile, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady said Friday that there is a "very clear possibility" that the House could pass its budget next week and clear the way for tax reform legislation to be brought to a vote by Thanksgiving.

If that happens, the tax reform bill could be put on Trump's desk by the end of the year, Brady told Fox News.

Later Saturday, Trump touted his administration's priorities and accomplishments in several tweets:

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President Donald Trump early Saturday blasted the mainstream media on Twitter over its coverage of the Senate's budget vote, claiming that the matter was "barely covered."
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