As a president with a penchant for premature police announcements, President Donald Trump has recently declared he plans to give middle-class families a 10 percent tax cut “in the next week,” leaving aides scrambling to explain and create a semblance of policy that previously only existed in Trump’s mind, according to The Washington Post.
One possible solution that aides are discussing is the creation of a nonbinding resolution that could serve as a promise to voters that if Republicans are able to hold their majorities in Congress, lawmakers may be able to cobble together a 10 percent tax cut for the middle class sometime in the future.
Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, has agreed to serve as a liaison between Congress, the White House and the Treasury Department to firm up a plan in “coming weeks,” a far-cry from Trump’s promised tax relief arriving before the election.
But this is how Washington has grown accustomed to operating under Trump, according to the Post. The President sometimes prefers to publicly report his plans before said-plans exist when he feels his aides aren’t taking his agenda seriously enough.
“He thinks, ‘Hey, if I say it on Twitter, then these guys will have to follow,’” a former White House official told the Post.