Jim DeMint Thinks Trump's Tax Plan Will Get the Administration Back On Track

In the wake of an embarrassing defeat on the health care bill, Donald Trump is looking for a win. Tuesday on radio, Glenn was joined by Jim Demint, the president of the Heritage Foundation, and the two focused in on what went wrong and what President Trump needs to do to with his new tax plan to get things back on track.

"You know, this health care bill was not a Trump property. And when he went out and tried to sell something that was kind of low risk, just low expectations, it just didn't work for him," Demint said.

"I think if he takes a bold stand and goes out there, that he might actually get excited about it and get the American people's (support)."

Enjoy the complimentary clip or read the transcript for details.

STU: Jim DeMint from the Heritage Foundation is who we're talking to.

Jim, the tax plan, as we move on to tax reform, proposed by Trump during the campaign had a top rate of 25 percent and a top business rate of, I believe, 15 percent. Do you believe that that's going to be the basis of this tax reform, or is that kind of campaign promise no longer in effect?

JIM: It will be close to that. Kevin Brady has a plan in the House that's a good plan. It's got some border adjusted thing that's pretty controversial. So I think what they're talking about now is, can they pass it and take that out? So I believe Trump's plan and the House plan is fairly consistent. And hopefully they'll come out with something that's bold.

That's what Trump needs.


JIM: You know, this health care bill was not a Trump property. And when he went out and tried to sell something that was kind of low risk, just low expectations, it just didn't work for him.

STU: Right.

JIM: I think if he takes a bold stand and goes out there, that he might actually get excited about it and get the American people --

GLENN: Yeah, when he built the -- you know, some of the golf courses around that he actually did, they're pretty bold and spectacular.

JIM: Yeah, right.

GLENN: When he tries to schlep somebody else's idea, Trump University, it doesn't go well. Thank you so much, Jim. I appreciate it.

Jim DeMint from the Heritage Foundation.

JIM: Thanks, Glenn.

GLENN: You bet.

First time to talk about the comments that the president has made about the Heritage Foundation being at fault. Nobody has called to get their response. That's incredible.

PAT: Uh-huh.


INSANITY: High schooler ARRESTED after not wearing mask at school tells her story

On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

You can donate to Grace's legal fund here.

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