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In Rocky River, Ivanka Trump Promotes the Republican Tax Plan

photo of Ivanka Trump, Jovita Carranza, Rob Portman, Jim Renacci
Ivanka Trump was joined by (from right) U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza, Sen. Rob Portman, and Congressman Jim Renacci during her stop in Rocky River.

In front of an invitation-only audience largely of small-business owners in Rocky River yesterday, Ivanka Trump promoted the Republican tax reform law ahead of the midterm primary election.

Trump said simplifying the tax code was “critically important” to her father’s administration.

“Because simplicity ultimately democratizes the tax code. It’s the people who can afford the lawyers and the teams of accountants who get the benefits of the loopholes in an overly complex and burdensome system. So simplifying it, knowing the vast majority of people will opt for the standard deduction is very important and was a priority for the administration.”

Trump was joined by U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza, Republican Sen. Rob Portman, and Congressman Jim Renacci who’s seeking the GOP nomination to challenge Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown this fall.

Trump ended the event with an anecdote about her inquisitive son when he learned her travel plans early this morning. He said, “Rocky River? He’s like, ‘Do they have good fly fishing there?’”

She said next time, she’s bringing him to Rocky River.