‘DREAM’ TEAM

Don and Dems deal over din­ner

New York Post - - FRONT PAGE - By MARISA SCHULTZ, MARK MOORE and BOB FRED­ER­ICKS

Bi­par­ti­san­ship was on the menu at the White House last night as Pres­i­dent Trump hosted Democrats Charles Schumer and Nancy Pelosi for din­ner — and emerged with ade alto pro­tect im­mi­grant “Dream­ers.”

Pres­i­dent Trump on Wed­nes­day said his pro­posed tax cuts would mainly ben­e­fit the mid­dle class and that wealth­ier Amer­i­cans look­ing for re­lief will be out of luck — and might even see a tax hike.

“The rich will not be gain­ing at all with this plan. We’re look­ing for the mid­dle class and look­ing for jobs, jobs mean­ing com­pa­nies — look­ing at mid­dle class and jobs,” he said dur­ing a bi­par­ti­san meet­ing with law­mak­ers in the White House, in­clud­ing Reps. Josh Got­theimer (D-NJ) (above left) and Tom Reed (R-NY).

“I think the wealthy will be pretty much where they are,” he added. “If we can do that, we’ll like it. If they have to go higher, they’ll go higher, frankly.”

Law­mak­ers emerged from the meet­ing op­ti­mistic.

“He made a point over and over again that this is not about giv­ing tax cuts for the wealthy,” Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-LI) said. “The most im­por­tant thing about this meet­ing was not nec­es­sar­ily all the specifics, it was the cul­tural change that took place here where Democrats and Repub­li­cans were sit­ting to­gether in a room that don’t nec­es­sar­ily agree on the is­sue but are try­ing to say we are try­ing to get things done on be­half of the Amer­i­can peo­ple and to do that, we have to do it to­gether.”

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) said: “The pres­i­dent was clear . . . there would not be tax cuts for the wealthy. He said he thought the wealthy would be the same but pos­si­bly even higher.”

Trump has been spear­head­ing a bi­par­ti­san ef­fort to get law­mak­ers to sign on to a plan to re­form the

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