Excluding an ongoing Russian investigation, President Donald Trump delighted on Saturday in approving a comprehensive tax bill, arrogantly predicting that he and his Republican colleagues were "invincible."
Trump entered his hometown in $ 6 million in fund-raising bombings, a day after former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and promised cooperation with the investigation of special lawyer Robert Mueller
The president told reporters that "there was no collusion" between his campaign and the Russians, then tweeted: "nothing to hide!" He said he "had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the vice president and the FBI" and defended Flynn's actions during the presidential transition as legitimate.
The tax legislation now goes to a committee of the House of Representatives of the Senate, which will try to reconcile the versions approved by each chamber. "Something beautiful is going to come out of that mixer," Trump said. "People are going to be very, very happy."
After landing in New York City, Trump's caravan drove near several hundred protesters denouncing the tax bill and the entanglement of his administration in research on Russia. But inside a large event space in Cipriani, where there was a large Christmas tree, the president became nostalgic about the 2016 elections and recalled that few people expected him to obtain the 270 electoral votes required to claim the White House.
the president boasted that the prospects of the Democrats in 2020 seemed bleak.
"Right now, unless they have someone we do not know, at this moment we are invincible, we are invincible," Trump said. "And one of the reasons is what is happening with the markets, what is happening with the businesses, what is happening with the jobs"
. The president noted that the Senate's fiscal review of nearly $ 1.5 trillion approved with only Republican votes and predicted that Democrats would regret their opposition.
"That's going to cost them a lot in the elections," he said. "Because they basically voted against the tax cuts and I do not think it's politically good to vote against tax cuts."
Trump attended three fundraising events in New York that are expected to raise $ 6 million for Trump Victory, a joint fundraising committee between the President's campaign and the Republican National Committee.
The events took Trump a few blocks from Trump Tower, his New York skyscraper. His old personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and casino mogul Steve Wynn were spotted outside one of the meetings at the Pierre Hotel and Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., was photographed at the event.
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