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today in trump tweets

Trump claims the devastation of Irma and Harvey makes tax cuts more necessary now 'than ever'

President Trump on Wednesday invoked Hurricanes Harvey and Irma to make his case for tax reform. In the wake of the devastating storms, Trump argued that tax cuts are "needed more than ever":

Trump did not devote an additional 140 characters to explaining how simplifying the tax code and slashing taxes for businesses and the wealthy would help the victims in Texas and Florida. Business Insider's best guess was that Trump "has repeatedly said that tax cuts will lead to greater economic growth, which could theoretically boost the long-term recovery."

Regardless of the soundness of his argument, Trump urged: "Go Congress, go!"