A Democratic senator says President Donald Trump stressed to a group of senators at the White House that his tax overhaul wouldn’t mean tax cuts for the rich.
Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia was among a group of Democratic and Republican senators that talked taxes with Trump at the White House Tuesday. Speaking on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Wednesday, Manchin says Trump will focus on tax cuts for the middle class.
The tax overhaul principles Republicans have put forth envision slashes in the corporate tax rate and individual tax rates. The White House hasn’t provided specifics.
Manchin says he does not expect the plan would target popular tax deductions for mortgage interest and charitable giving.
Sen. John Thune, the No. 3 Senate Republican, said on MSNBC that Trump is making a bipartisan appeal and “realizes that doing things is better if you have bipartisan support.”