Trump's top economic advisor Cohn: Tax reform bill is one 'that the president can support'

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Top White House economic advisor Gary Cohn praised the tax reform bill released Thursday and said President Donald Trump likely will support the measure so long as it preserves key elements. Cohn, a former Goldman Sachs executive who is now director of the National Economic Council, made the remarks during a discussion of the tax bill with David Rubenstein, the founder and co-CEO of the private equity firm Carlyle Group. Cohn said Trump can support the bill as presented, and he hopes to see something approved before the end of the year. The bill set out to accomplish two objectives and it did both, he added.

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