Trump Motorcade arriving to chants of "Lock Him Up" in NYC https://t.co/fIFcUCLuIO— Justin Hendrix (@justinhendrix) December 2, 2017
President Donald Trump returned to his hometown for a day of fundraising on Saturday. As his motorcade arrived at New York’s Cipriani Hotel, a crowd gathered and chanted, “Lock him up.”
But the POTUS was unfazed.
Inside, while addressing the first of three fund raising events scheduled for the day, Trump reminisced about the 2016 elections.
Looking to the 2020 elections, he seemed sure that another Republican president was the inevitable future. More specifically, he seemed to be talking of himself.
“Right now unless they have somebody that we don’t know about, right now we’re unbeatable. We’re unbeatable,” Trump said at a fundraising breakfast.
“New numbers just came out,” Trump claimed, that supposedly show he is unbeatable.
But neither the White House nor the Republican National Committee responded to questions about the numbers the commander-in-chief cited.
However, Trump’s confidence seems to have been bolstered by the Senate’s passage of a sweeping tax bill.
“And one of the reasons is what’s happening with the markets, what’s happening with business, what’s happening with jobs,” he told about 450 attendees at the Midtown restaurant.
The bill has been deemed the most dramatic reconfiguration of the tax code in three decades, reducing corporate tax rate and providing temporary tax cuts for some Americans. Analyses suggest the ultra-wealthy, plus corporations, will benefit the most. Trump also suggested that he might be willing to increase the 20 percent corporate tax rate to 22 percent.
Trump's fundraising trip was expected to net $6 million.
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