Interview: RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel discusses tax reform
EDITOR'S NOTE: Boris Epshteyn formerly served as a Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign and served in the White House as Special Assistant to The President and Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations.
BORIS: Let’s talk specifically about healthcare and tax reform. We saw this week another attempt at health care reform. Tax reform, the president is rolling out his plan this week. What do you see as the biggest keys to victory in 2018, but also some of the other elections, the VA gubernatorial coming up this year, some of the other elections coming up between now and then as well.
RONNA MCDANIEL: I think tax reform’s key. I think there’s been 4 legs to the stool of economic recovery because we saw such anemic recovery under President Obama. One is deregulation the president has already delivered on that, energy independence, keystone and the Dakota pipelines, you’ve seen better trade deals, we’re already renegotiating NAFTA and 4th is tax reform. Cutting taxes for the middle class, making our corporate tax rates competitive and kickstarting our economy so that we are actually seeing growth that this country needs to bring jobs and raise wages.
BORIS: What worries you the most going into the rest of this year and going into the midterms in 2018?
RONNA MCDANIEL: You know, I’m not worried. I’m very optimistic. President Trump has brought a change to Washington and you are seeing consumer confidence up. You are seeing unemployment down. A million new jobs. Things are heading on the right path. I want to make sure we give him majorities to work with for the final two years of his first term to make sure he can accomplish all the things that he ran on.