DISPATCH – Sen. lauds Trump efforts at Columbus stop

The four-month senator has been a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump and spent about 30 minutes Tuesday telling her audience how pleased she is with the direction the president is taking the country.

“You just look at the things that are happening in our lifetime that we didn’t really think would ever happen,” Hyde-Smith said. “Look at the tax rollback, the corporate tax that went from 35 percent to 21 percent, and what a difference that has made in our entire country.”

She also referenced the U.S. embassy in Israel being moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and said she was particularly happy with Trump’s choice of supreme court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who may take the place of outgoing Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy if the Senate confirms him.

“I cannot tell you how pleased I am in the direction we’re going right now, because that, as you know, is generational and will guide this country for years to come,” Hyde-Smith said. “And we’re making sure we have the votes to get him confirmed.”

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Hattiesburg American – Gov. Phil Bryant meeting with Trump in New Jersey on prison reform

Gov. Phil Bryant is among a handful of governors and state attorneys general meeting with President Trump on Thursday in New Jersey to discuss prison reform at the state and federal level.

The White House issued a statement saying Trump supports efforts to reduce criminal recidivism.

“The administration has worked closely with Congress to find a solution that reduces crime, enhances public safety, and increases opportunity for those who have earned a second chance,” the White House statement said, noting that the U.S. has 4 percent of the world’s population, but 25 percent of the world’s prison inmates.

A spokesman for Bryant confirmed he would be attending the 3 p.m. meeting. Trump is spending the week at his Bedminster, New Jersey, resort.


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