President Donald Trump Heading Arrives in South Florida, Speaking at Hialeah Event - NBC 6 South Florida

President Donald Trump Heading Arrives in South Florida, Speaking at Hialeah Event



    President Trump to Speak in Hialeah Monday

    NBC 6's Steve Litz has more on the Commander in Chief's expected comments regarding his tax cut plan ahead of several days scheduled at Mar-a-Lago.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

    What to Know

    • The Commander-in-Chief is expected to land at Miami International Airport shortly before noon on Air Force One.

    • Trump has been in Hialeah before, announcing his Cuba policy at an event last year.

    • After the event, the President will also be heading to his Mar-a-Lago resort to host Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday.

    President Donald Trump will be spending the next few days in South Florida, starting with an event in Hialeah on Monday.

    The Commander-in-Chief arrived at Miami International Airport shortly after noon on Air Force One before heading to an event to discuss his $1.5 trillion tax cut package, which includes tax cuts for corporations and more modest reductions for middle and low-income individuals and families.

    Trump was joined by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Labor Secretary and Miami native Alex Acosta and Small Business Administration head Linda McMahon.

    Trump said Monday the Republican tax law and his push to slash regulations are driving one of the "greatest booms" to the U.S. economy and helping Hispanic workers.

    Trump praised the strength of the economy at a business round-table in a predominantly Latino suburb, telling the audience the country is "starting to really rock" with businesses coming back to the country and corporations facing fewer regulations.

    The event included testimonials from Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a one-time campaign rival who praised the administration's handling of Cuba and Venezuela, and several Cuban business leaders. Trump did not publicly respond to the ABC News interview by former FBI Director James Comey, keeping focused instead on the economy.

    Speaking a day before the personal income tax filing deadline, Trump said: "This is the last time we're going to fill out that long, complicated, horrible return." The president said next year, once the tax law is fully implemented, filing a federal return will be "simple and easy to do."

    Trump has withheld the release of his personal tax returns, falling short of the standard followed by presidents since Richard Nixon started the practice in 1969. During the 2016 campaign, Trump argued he couldn't release his taxes because he was under an audit by the IRS.

    At the Hialeah event, the president praised his new national security adviser John Bolton for the air strikes in Syria on Friday. As the crowd applauded, Trump joked, "Are you giving him all the credit? You know that means the end of his job."

    After the event, the President headed to his Mar-a-Lago resort to host Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday and Wednesday. The president and prime minister are expected to discuss investment ties to both countries with North Korea also reportedly a topic of discussion.

    Trump is expected to leave the state on Thursday at 11 a.m.

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