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DC Daily: Trump criticizes Democrats, 'Crooked Hillary'

Posted: 7:01 AM, Oct 16, 2017
Updated: 2017-10-16 14:02:26Z

What's happening in the political world:

Trump targets Democrats in early morning tweets
-- President Trump took aim at Democrats who are against his proposal for tax reform and his decision on the Iran nuclear deal in a series of tweets Monday morning.

Trump said, citing an economy expert interviewed on Fox News, "Art Laffer just said that he doesn't know how a Democrat could vote against the big tax cut/reform bill and live with themselves! @FoxNews"

The president followed with: "The Democrats only want to increase taxes and obstruct. That's all they are good at!"

Many Democrats have said Trump's tax overhaul further helps major companies and wealthy Americans.

A short time later, Trump slammed Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer over the Iran agreement: "Dem Senator Schumer hated the Iran deal made by President Obama, but now that I am involved, he is OK with it. Tell that to Israel, Chuck!

Last week, Trump announced a new strategy on Iran that includes a tougher policy on the country. He did not pull the U.S. from the deal, choosing to punt the issue to Congress.

Trump turned his attention on frequent adversary Hillary Clinton with this tweet on a possible election rematch: "I was recently asked if Crooked Hillary Clinton is going to run in 2020? My answer was, "I hope so!"


Trump's other morning tweet(s)
-- The president had other things on his mind when he took to Twitter this morning:


Trump campaign legal bills top $1M in 3 months
-- President Trump's reelection campaign spent more than $1 million on legal consulting from July through September, a finance report posted Sunday showed.

Most of the reelection effort's legal spending went to the law firm Jones Day and the offices of lawyer Alan Futerfas, with tens of thousands directed to a handful of other offices, including more than $25,000 to the Trump Corporation.

CNN previously reported the Republican National Committee spent more than $230,000 in August to cover legal fees for Trump, including more than $130,000 to his personal attorney Jay Sekulow.

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Trump allies worry that losing the House means impeachment
-- Top White House aides, lawmakers, donors and political consultants are privately asking whether President Donald Trump realizes that losing the House next year could put his presidency in peril.

In more than a dozen interviews, Republicans inside and outside the White House told CNN conversations are ramping up behind the scenes about whether Trump fully grasps that his feuds with members of his own party and shortage of legislative achievements could soon put the fate of his presidency at risk.

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CNN contributed to this report