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President Donald Trump signed the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul into law Friday, using his last moments in the White House before flying to Florida for the holidays to celebrate a much-needed political win.The tax cut, which fulfilled a long-held Republican goal, was at the forefront of Trump's mind.It also is projected to add to the nation's debt, something that was anathema to Republicans for years.Passage of the tax bill marked a significant victory for a president hungry for one after chaos and legislative failures during his first year in office – including an effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law – despite Republican control of Congress. Trump said that he originally planned to sign the tax bill early next year but moved it up on the spur of the moment after watching media coverage Friday morning about the legislation.Some White House aides and Republican leaders are looking warily ahead at the midterm election year, when typically a president's party loses seats in Congress. That's all the more true for presidents whose approval ratings dip below 50 percent, and Trump's have never been that high.
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