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Trump likes the GOP tax plan so much, he actually kissed it

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 02: Flanked by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), President Donald Trump kisses an example of what a new tax form may look like as he speaks about tax reform legislation in the Cabinet Room at the White House, November 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. On Thursday, Republican lawmakers unveiled their plans for a massive rewrite of the U.S. tax code. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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President Donald Trump planted a kiss on a symbol of the House Republican tax plan on Thursday to show his dedication to the proposal.

President Donald Trump planted a kiss on a symbol of the House Republican tax plan on Thursday to show his dedication to the proposal.

In a White House meeting with House Republican leaders and Republican members of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, the president had an enthusiastic response when he was shown two postcard-sized papers that some taxpayers would be able to use to file their taxes.

The president said, ‘‘great job!’’ and added that he didn’t know he was going to be given a prop. To show his approval, Trump kissed one of the postcards before giving it back to Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady.

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Trump is trying to build momentum for the plan ahead of his trip to Asia. He says the bill is about tax cuts, tax reform and ‘‘it’s all about jobs.’’

President Donald Trump kisses a printed example of what a new tax form may look like during a meeting on tax policy with Republican lawmakers in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Washington, as House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, watch. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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US President Donald Trump kisses a sample of the proposed new tax form as he meets with House Republican leaders and Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 2, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMMNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images
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