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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 12:45

Manchin says Trump wants bipartisan support for tax plan

Written by  CBS News

Following what he and other attendees hailed as a successful White House dinner focused on tax reform, Senator Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, says President Trump is advocating for bipartisan action on his administration's push for overhauling the country's tax code.

"I think they're very aggressive on this. They want it done and they want it in a bipartisan way. I thought it was very good for them to reach out to us," said Manchin of the Tuesday evening meal on "CBS This Morning" on Wednesday.

Manchin, who told CBS that this was his first "personal sit-down dinner" at the White House hosted by any sitting president, called the discussion an "open" and "free-flowing" dialogue where senators on both sides of the aisle were able to address their concerns as well as their must-dos.

"The President was adamant that this is not a tax cut for the rich and said that's exactly what people will portray, but he said 'I can assure you that is not going to happen, I assure you it's going to be mostly for the middle class,'" said Manchin.

Manchin said he expressed to Mr. Trump that his main concerns for the administration's plan were for America to be "globally competitive" and that the tax cuts not add any additional dollars to the national debt.

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Oh come on, Senator Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, tell the truth. If Chuck Schumer tells you no he doesn't like it, all of you democrat's will not vote for tax relief...NONE of you have an independent mind when the truth is know!

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