Trump spends America's tax filing day in Minnesota

President Donald Trump

The new tax law, which went into effect on January 1, 2018, cut taxes largely across the board, but heavily favored corporations and wealthy individuals.

This was President Trump's third visit to Minnesota in a year.

Reporters traveling with the president said Trump's motorcade pulled up on the tarmac at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland about 11:26 a.m. "While its customers" overall tax liability fell 24.9 percent in the first year under the new tax law, refunds were roughly flat at just 1.4 percent.

Democratic critics say most of the savings is going to wealthier Americans and corporations, and many corporations are using it to buy back stock rather than expand and create jobs. The couple declared $212,259 in total income in 2018, the bulk of it Walz's salary as a member of the U.S. House.

"Take a look at the numbers", Kudlow said Monday at the White House.

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"Today is tax day that we are celebrating". He said weekly earnings are up and more people are working and prospering. A $1.5 trillion tax cut ranks 12th as a share of the total economy, according to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. But so far, the tax cuts haven't delivered a major shot of financial adrenaline to most families.

While the president seeks to leverage Tax Day to highlight his own economic policies, a recent poll found that most Americans don't believe they've directly benefited from the Republican tax bill. He says he won't release the returns because he's being audited by the IRS though the agency says an audit bars no one from making their returns public. It's a state he narrowly lost to Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Along with discussions on taxes, trade and the economy, Trump also expressed his shock and sadness for the massive fire that was devastating the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris - calling the blaze something "that is beyond country, it's beyond everything". Walz and Klobuchar, who is running for president in 2020, are both Democrats; Trump is a Republican.

Political analyst Blois Olsen says Trump is focused on Minnesota because he loves to win, and this is a state he nearly won. Speaking of the scene outside the warehouse, he added: "I see American flags waving all over and it's lovely".

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