Trump Today: Trump Today: President says ‘enjoy’ tax cut as poll shows it’s unpopular

President Donald Trump marked Tax Day 2018 by trumpeting the law he signed last year, even as the overhaul remains unpopular, according to a new poll.

‘ENJOY!’

Trump said on Twitter, “Employment is up, Taxes are DOWN. Enjoy!” and, “So many people are seeing the benefits of the Tax Cut Bill. Everyone is talking, really nice to see!”

Trump’s rosy assessment of the law is contradicted, however, by the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. The survey found that more people view the Republican tax overhaul as a bad idea than a good one. But Americans see the GOP as better equipped than Democrats to handle taxes, trade and other economic issues, the poll found. It found that 27% of respondents thought the law was a good idea, while 36% thought it was a bad one.

Read: Poll finds Republican tax cut remains unpopular.

Also see: 100 million Americans can file their taxes for free, yet only 3 million people do it.

TROOP TERMS

Trump said it looked like California Gov. Jerry Brown wasn’t “looking for safety and security” along the state’s border with Mexico, tweeting “he cannot come to terms for the National Guard to patrol and protect the Border.”

But Brown, at an event in Washington, said his state was “pretty close” to an agreement with the administration to send between 200 and 400 of the state’s National Guard troops to the border. Brown, a Democrat, has said he wouldn’t allow troops to help build a barrier at the border or enforce federal immigration laws.

Read: Trump envisions 2,000 to 4,000 National Guard troops on border until wall is built.

ABE ON DECK

Trump is set to welcome Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, for a two-day meeting. Abe reportedly raced to arrange the meeting after Trump agreed to talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and is seeking to ensure Japan’s interests will be reflected in any deal-making between Washington and Pyongyang.

Read: Japan’s Abe to meet Trump as North Korea issues test long-held ties.

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