President Trump on Friday took his campaign for an overhaul of the tax code to manufacturers, arguing that Republicans’ plan will encourage companies to create more jobs in the U.S.
In a speech at the National Association of Manufacturers’s (NAM) board meeting in Washington, Trump called for a “giant, beautiful, massive, the biggest ever in our country, tax cut.”
“We need a tax code that encourages companies to stay in America, grow in America and hire in America,” the president said.
The speech follows Wednesday’s release of a tax framework document by administration officials and key congressional Republicans. The framework is designed to provide guidelines to the congressional tax-writing committees as they finish drafting tax legislation.
The NAM is one of many business groups that came out in favor of the plan, and attendees at the event applauded a number of Trump’s lines throughout the speech.
“With your help and your voice, we will bring back our jobs, we will bring back our wealth, and for every citizen across this land, we will bring back our great American dream,” Trump said.
Trump spoke about several aspects of the plan that are of…