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WATCH: Trump praises tax bill in recorded message at White House briefing

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders played a brief recorded video of Trump reading a statement about the tax cut bill he signed into law before Christmas.

Watch Trump and Sanders speak in the player above.

Trump’s video appearance came the day after details from a forthcoming book painted an unflattering portrait of Trump and his administration. The Oval Office is a short walk from the briefing room, but the video appearance allowed Trump to deliver a message without having to face questions about the book and other topics.

Trump says in the video that the tax-cut legislation is already delivering major economic gains. The president says various companies have announced bonuses or higher minimum wages for their employees as a result of the law.

Sanders continued to push back against unflattering comments from Steve Bannon, Trump’s former chief strategist. She called many of the stories in the book complete “fantasy.”

READ MORE: Trump slams Bannon ahead of book release, says the ex-aide ‘lost his mind’

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