When Donald Trump gives his major tax speech tomorrow afternoon at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, Governor Eric Holcomb will not be there.
The Governor put out the following statement noting he and the First Lady had a prior commitment with the Naval Seal Foundation Roundtable and Annual Dinner in Chicago.
The First Lady and I will not be at the President’s speech tomorrow. We will be attending the Naval Seal Foundation Roundtable and Annual Dinner in Chicago. This is an event we’ve been looking forward to for several months now, and, given my time in the Navy, it’s one that is near and dear to my heart. However, I am glad the President is coming to Indiana to share the details of his tax reform plan, and I look forward to the President’s remarks. America’s antiquated tax system is broken. Our nation’s last comprehensive tax reforms were in 1986, so this is long overdue. We must simplify, close loopholes, institute fairness and lower overall rates—especially for small business. Indiana has proven that keeping state taxes among the lowest in the nation and creating pro-business tax policies results in more high-paying jobs for Hoosiers. The time is now for Congress to act on tax reform.
Trump’s visit is part of an overall strategy to pressure Democrat U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly into supporting Republican-led efforts on tax reform.
In the past, Donnelly has said he is willing to work with the President on tax reform that protects American jobs from being shipped overseas.
Trump is scheduled to speak at 3 p.m.