When Trump wins, we’ll be ‘wonderful’ in 2020
The Hill article Trump supporters are in the midst of a celebratory weekend when he is set to win the presidency and he is already planning the 2018 midterm elections, a senior White House official said Tuesday.
Trump’s victory is the culmination of an extraordinary year for the Trump administration, one that has seen its national security, foreign policy and health care policies put into place as well as an influx of lobbyists into Washington.
It also came at a time when Trump’s presidency has been rocked by a number of scandals and controversies.
A senior administration official said Trump has been preparing for his presidency for the past year, beginning with the launch of the presidential campaign in May and continuing with a transition team led by Vice President Mike Pence, who is expected to take over as White House chief of staff.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations, said Trump is in the process of developing a plan to overhaul the tax code and is preparing to appoint a chief of the Cabinet to oversee the government.
He said the administration will also be looking at potential regulatory changes, with the focus being on protecting consumers from fraud and abuse.
The White House has been discussing the possibility of putting together a budget to balance the budget by 2027 and also is working on how to make it possible to keep the Affordable Care Act open for the next decade.
The administration also is exploring a plan that would allow some individuals to buy insurance across state lines and is working with governors to develop a blueprint for the nation’s healthcare infrastructure, the official said.
Trump will be inaugurated Jan. 20.
The festivities are expected to include a parade and concerts on the National Mall, along with a fireworks display and a parade in the streets of Washington.