Air Force One was about to leave the runway, but President Donald Trump said “Halt!” Why? It wasn’t because his hair wasn’t perfect. It wasn’t because Melania needed to load more Dr. Seuss books on the plane. And it wasn’t because protesters were kneeling on the runway, either.
He delayed the takeoff from Indianapolis because he received news about a motorcycle officer’s injury.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police gave Trump a shout out on Twitter Thursday, applauding him for calling the officer, and that is how the story broke.
Officer Robert Turner was driving his motorcycle on Interstate 70 as part of a motorcade escorting the president back to the airport when the crash took place. Turner broke his ankle, and was taken to the nearest hospital. That’s where he received the president’s call. Turner was very pleased to receive Trump’s call, and they laughed and talked a while. His spirits were definitely brighter after that phone call.
Before his plane took off, Trump wanted to make sure the officer was okay. Later the Indianapolis Police tweeted a thanks to Trump: Thanks @POTUS for “delaying wheels up” to speak with Officer Robert Turner!
In true Trump fashion, he tweeted back. @realDonaldTrump tweeted “THANK YOU to the amazing Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and all law enforcement officers, for all you do 24/7/365! #LESM.” LESM is an acronym for “law enforcement social media.”
The hospital released Officer Turner that night and he is recuperating nicely at home.
Trump flew to Indianapolis to reveal his newly proposed tax plan, which he calls the “middle class miracle” at the Indianapolis State Fairgrounds. Trump’s plan provides a long-needed overhaul of the extremely complex tax code. Paul Ryan is a big fan and has helped the President sell the message.
In his plan, there are only three income brackets–12%, 25% and 35%–reduced from the current seven. The plan doubles the current standard deductions for individuals and married folks to $12,000 and $24,000, respectively.
Keeping a promise he often talked about during his campaign, he slashes the corporate tax rate from 35% down to 20%.
Trump says it is a revolutionary, once-in-a-generation change that is desperately needed to relieve the tax burden on American workers. Trump emphasizes that jobs will begin to come into the country and companies will start competing for American labor.”This is a revolutionary change and the biggest winners will be the everyday American workers as jobs start pouring into our country, as companies start competing for American labor, and as wages start going up at levels that you haven’t seen in many years,” Trump told supporters at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
“I’ve been waiting for this for a long time. We’re going to cut taxes for the middle class, make the tax code simpler and fairer for everyday Americans. And we are going to bring back the jobs and wealth that have left our country and most people thought left our country for good.”