Oct 31, 2017 - Politics & Policy
Trump's top aides will skip Asia for tax push
As President Trump prepares to travel to Asia later this week, he has ordered many of his top officials to stay back and campaign for tax reform around America:
- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, economic adviser Gary Cohn and Ivanka Trump will hold tax-reform events in crucial states and blue House districts held by Republicans and speak with national and regional media.
- Joining their campaign will be Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon, and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, among others.
- Ivanka — who held a tax event last week in Pennsylvania and visited Capitol Hill — has canceled meetings she had arranged in China and South Korea as part of the Asia trip.
- She's still visiting Japan, ahead of her father, to give a speech at the invitation of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, but will fly back over the weekend to begin the tax push.