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Republican Tax Bill / Trump / A Discussion #1119009

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017
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(Studio: John Berman) The nuances about who benefits from the new tax bill introduced. [Nov. 2, Speaker of the House Paul RYAN, Sunday President TRUMP - say the focus is on the middle class tax relief.] [Today, TRUMP - says the tax is lowered on business: the biggest factor & be quiet about the Obamacare mandate being repealed.] [Oct. 9, 2016, TRUMP - says he'll knock out the tax code.]

(Studio: John Berman; White House: Jim Acosta) Factors influencing when Trump will sign the bill due to legislative rules, why Senator Susan Collins was not at the event after promised provisions {Obamacare stabilization} did not happen, other parts of the deal as promised to Republicans discussed.

(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen & David Axelrod about the tax bill. [GERGEN - offers views on this win for Trump with an unpopular bill, the "Washington Post" piece on how few corporate heads will reinvest.] [AXELROD - offers views on how this is a consequential bill to spur growth: it is a big move, the unpopularity of the president & the bill: a big gamble for the president, the significance of the removal of the Obamacare mandate.]

Berman, John;
Acosta, Jim

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