President Trump expressed frustration with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for the GOP’s failure to repeal and replace ObamaCare and vowed a “historic” corporate tax cut in a private meeting with conservatives Monday night.
The president also expressed support for Pittsburgh Steelers player Alejandro Villanueva, the lone player from his team to stand with his hand on his heart for the national anthem before Sunday's game. Sources in the room said the conservative leaders expressed deep admiration for Villanueva over his actions while the president mostly nodded along.
The dinner featured a cadre of Washington’s conservative leaders, all of whom remain staunch allies of Trump, including Concerned Women for America CEO Penny Nance, Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser, Americans for Prosperity president Tim Phillips, Heritage Foundation founder Ed Fuelner, American Conservative Union leader Leonard Leo and a handful of others.
Dining on beef wellington, apple pie and cinnamon ice cream in the Blue Room of the White House, sources at the meeting told The Hill that Trump is hell-bent on cutting the corporate rate as low as he can possibly get it.
Source: The Hill