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WATCH: Trump says tax plan would provide a ‘massive tax cut’ to ‘everyday, working Americans’

WATCH LIVE: President Trump discusses tax reform and how it may affect the middle class

Posted by PBS NewsHour on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

President Donald Trump is delivering closing arguments in favor of the tax overhaul plan that is working its way through Congress.

Speaking in the grand foyer of the White House, Trump says he’s just days away from delivering on a promise to provide “a massive tax cut for the everyday, working Americans who are the backbone and heartbeat of our country.”

Trump is speaking before a crowd that includes middle-income families from around the country and members of the College Republicans and Young Republicans.

House and Senate GOP leaders forged an agreement Wednesday that paves the way for final votes next week. The plan would slash taxes for businesses, give many Americans modest cuts and deliver the first major legislative accomplishment to Trump.

PBS NewsHour will update this story as it develops.

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