President Trump is coming to Miami to promote his tax cut
President Donald Trump plans to visit Miami on Monday to chair a roundtable on promoting his administration’s signature legislation: a $ 1.5 trillion tax cut that will boost corporate profits and drive up the deficit, several with the United States Plans trusted sources.
No details were known about the President’s planned visit on Wednesday. In addition, Trump expects to be in Miami by the morning of April 16. It is slated to host the kind of business roundtable the White House has organized elsewhere in the country. Republican-backed laws were passed in December.
White House spokeswoman Helen Aguirre Ferré confirmed the visit and said more details would be available as the trip approaches. This will be Trump’s first visit to Miami since coming to Little Havana last June to announce his Cuban policy.
Large corporations announced bonuses and wage increases after the law was passed, while Congressional analysts and economists said the sharp decline in federal revenues would result in significantly higher borrowing in Washington.
Trump’s expected visit to Miami brings him to political territory that has been unkind to him in the past. County Republican Mayor Carlos Gimenez backed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, and Carlos Curbelo and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, two Republican Congressmen from Miami, declined to endorse their party’s standard bearer as well. Hillary Clinton won Miami-Dade County in 2016, despite Trump wearing Florida and receiving the first endorsement from the president of Miami’s veteran group Bay of Pigs.
The president was close to Florida Governor Rick Scott, a Republican running for the US Senate against incumbent Bill Nelson. On Wednesday, there was no word on whether Scott would accompany the president during his visit to Miami.
Trump’s planned visit comes after the White House said the president had not had time to attend the America Summit in Peru this week and said he must stay in the states to deal with the Syrian crisis. He is the first US president not to attend the hemisphere summit.
This report was written by Douglas Hanks of the Miami Herald. Contact him at [email protected]