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Trump encourages bipartisanship moments after urging Missourians to oust their Democratic senator

Just 10 minutes after calling out Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill (Mo.) in his Wednesday speech on tax reform, President Trump encouraged everyone to "try to put the partisan posturing behind us." Trump had started out his speech in Springfield, Missouri, by informing the people of Missouri that if McCaskill does not support his tax reform plan, "you have to vote her out of office."

Though Trump did not offer specifics on how his proposed tax cuts would affect the nation's budget deficits and debt, he did seem certain that this was a plan everyone should get behind. "What could possibly be more bipartisan than allowing families to keep more of what they earn?" Trump asked, hailing his proposals as the "pay raise" that American workers "have been looking for."

Trump said he would "ideally" like to lower the business tax rate from 35 percent down to 15 percent; bring back the "trillions" of dollars in wealth "parked overseas"; and generally make America great again — "just like it says on that beautiful red hat." "My administration is embracing a new economic model," Trump explained. "It's called, very simply, the American model."