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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks to reporters at the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders doubles down on Trump's plan for a tax deal


Updated September 12, 2017 03:07 PM EDT

Sanders addressed President Donald Trump's intent to pursue tax reform, including tax cuts. She noted a dinner will be held tonight to help move forward with Congress in order to get the best deal possible for Americans across the board. Sanders expressed hope that Democrats would be part of the solution, and that the president will work with both parties. That said, she noted that these conversations are still in their early stages.

Sanders noted that Trump has a call scheduled with the president of Mexico in response to the earthquake which recently hit the country.

She also addressed former advisor Steve Bannon's claim that firing former FBI Director James Comey was a huge mistake, noting that the president is still happy with the decision and believes it was the right one. Sanders added that any pursuit of legal action towards Comey would have to be pursued by the Department of Justice. She denied any encouragement on the part of the White House.

North Korea was also addressed. Sanders reiterated that the goal is a denuclearized Korean peninsula. She noted the recent United Nations was a good step, but that the president has called on the global community to do more. Sanders reiterated that all options are still on the table when it comes to pushing back against the Kim regime.

Sanders denied that there was any conversation about advisor Jared Kushner leaving the administration earlier this year.

She also addressed the recent DACA repeal, noting that Trump wants responsible immigration reform going forward.

Trump will support the agenda in things that help America, but Sanders was not able to say whether or not Trump would be playing a role in the upcoming 2018 elections.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders held a press briefing on Tuesday afternoon.

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