Got a minute? As Trump moves to change the tax code… ‘the president has no intention’ of releasing tax returns… North Korea briefing for senators… and everything today in US politics. By Tom McCarthy
1. ‘The biggest tax cut’
Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin and chief economic adviser Gary Cohn, both former Goldman Sachs executives, unveiled Donald Trump’s tax plan, which they touted as “the biggest tax cut and the largest tax reform in the history of our country”.
The tax plan would slash taxes on corporations and allow owner-operated businesses such as the Trump organization to significantly reduce their tax burdens. But what will Congress think of it? The plan was sketchy, with few details.
White House one pager on this. Not mentioned: the deficit pic.twitter.com/DzvCTCxd4i— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) April 26, 2017
2. Mnuchin: Trump will not release returns
The president has no intention, the president has released plenty of information, and I think has given more financial disclosure than anybody else.
– Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin, on whether the president will release his tax returns
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4. North Korea briefing
In an unusual field trip, senators piled onto two tour buses for a trip to the White House, where they had been promised a North Korea briefing, which was criticized afterward as rather thin. “I’m not sure I would have had it,” the foreign relations chairman said.
The wheels on the bus go...
If you look closely there's duct tape holding the window down on the back of this bus filled with US Senators headed to the WH: pic.twitter.com/eH3fUjzTBe— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) April 26, 2017
5. Waiting for a miracle
Paul Ryan strategy is waiting for Pence to get sworn in as President... pic.twitter.com/DwaMg5gEtg— MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) April 26, 2017
...and another thing: