Trump Stumps For Tax Plan: "It's Going To Cost Me A Fortune," "This Is Not Good For Me"

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President Donald Trump delivered remarks on tax reform Wednesday in St. Charles, Missouri.

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I said to the Republicans, and I want to tell you, these are good people. They really want to, and I know they get hit hard -- the Senators, the Congressmen, but they are all working hard. It's not so easy. It's complicated stuff. It's not so easy, but we had an incredible session yesterday. And I think we're there. That's why I said, let's do -- can we do the vote today? What do I know? I'm a business guy? Can we do the vote now? Well they said, how about Friday? I said, I don't want to wait till Friday.

(LAUGHTER)



Right, Billy? I said, Billy, can we do the vote? Get me the vote. Well Billy has already passed it so. And then what happens if it passes it goes into this beautiful committee, this beautiful I call it a pot, and we mix it up, and we stir it up and bring all the best things out, and you're going to have something, I predict, that will be really, really special.

So right now -- it really is.

(APPLAUSE)

It really is.

So right now, America's tax code is a total, dysfunctional mess. The current system has cost our nation millions of American jobs, trillions and trillions of dollars, and billions of hours wasted on paperwork and compliance. It is riddled with loopholes that let some special interests, including myself -- in all fairness. This is going to cost me a fortune, this thing, believe me. Believe -- This is not good for me. Me, it's not so -- I have some very wealthy friends. Not so happy with me, but that's OK. You know, I keep hearing Schumer: "This is for the wealthy." Well, if it is, my friends don't know about it.

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