President Trump promotes GOP tax cut at Cincinnati business

President Trump promotes GOP tax cut at Cincinnati business

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump made a joint visit to the Cincinnati-area Monday.

Trump spoke at the Sheffer Corporation in Blue Ash.

Sheffer Corporation is a hydraulic equipment and custom cylinder supplier. Trump's remarks focused on the impact of the Republican Tax Bill, signed into law at the end of last year.

He said 2.6 million jobs have been created since the election. He also said he's bringing back the "four magnificent words - made in the USA."

Sheffer announced it gave all its employees $1,000 bonuses as a result of the tax reform bill.

"Right here in Cincinnati, the Sheffer Corporation announced every single worker was getting a $1,000 tax cut bonus.That's good. Hard working patriotic Americans like you are what makes this country run," Trump said.

Trump said he is not being "braggadocious" when talking about the tax plan, and said it will do great things for small businesses and families.

"At the heart of our plan is tremendous relief for families and small businesses. A typical family of four will get a tax cut of $2,000 or more. The first $24,000 earned will be tax free. In addition to the bonuses, economists estimate the tax cuts will raise the typical family income $4,000," he said.

Matt Schron of Jergens Inc., which also paid its employees a $1,000 bonus, stood in front of the crowd to thank Trump for this tax plan.

"Thank you for believing in the American worker, the American dream. You have made America great again," he said.

Dena Spoletti said the tax breaks are what will keep food on her family's table.

""Really what it means to my family, is what it means to all hardworking American families, right now, who are reaping the benefits of your tax cuts, it means we'll have more money in the bank, more money to make ends meet," she said.

Groups who oppose of the Republican tax plan protested outside Sheffer.

"I think the tax plan is a hoax, it's a run on the treasury just like when George Bush did it. He promised us $300 and my gas bill went up $900 that year, so every time they fool us with this scam, "Oh we're going to give you a dollar,'" one protester said.

Trump called Democrats "treasonous" for not standing and applauding for him during the State of the Union.

"Can we call them treasonous? Why not," he said.

Some regional leaders like Newtown Police Chief Tom Synan said they hope to the president put more emphasis on the state's drug problems.

"We need that help to allow us to get to the next level," Synan said in an interview. "There are so many more things that could be done, so many more people we could help."

When the president visited Blue Ash, the first lady was in Avondale, where she visited sick children and get a briefing about the opioid crisis at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

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