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Trump in Missouri: Tax bill good for small towns

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President Donald Trump said that though the Republican plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code is "not good" for him and his wealthy friends, it would bring more money back to small towns in the United States.

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He pushed the tax plan during a visit to Missouri, where he spoke for about an hour at the St. Charles Convention Center.

Trump said the proposed bill, expected to be voted on in the Senate this week, would be "the biggest tax cut in the history of our country, bigger than [President Ronald] Reagan."

"We're going to make sure that you take more of your hard earned money," he added.

Trump said the American tax code is a "total dysfunctional mess" and that he wants to close loopholes that benefit some people, like himself.

"This is not good for me," he said. "Me, and some very wealthy friends, not good for me."

"Hey, look, I'm president," Trump said, joking about how the tax plan would be bad for him personally. "I don't care. I don't care anymore."

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