President Donald Trump says he will make America “great again” after an unexpected defeat in the midterm elections.
Speaking to a small group of reporters Friday at the White House, Trump said he had “no regrets” from his election defeat and said he would push for a tax overhaul.
But he did say the country is going to be better off for it.
“I believe in the American Dream.
And I think the American people are going to enjoy it,” Trump said.
“I’m a big believer in America.
And if we get a chance to do it, we’re going to do the American dream.”
The president said his message to the nation would be a combination of “love and respect.”
He said he wanted to show that people in the country don’t have to be afraid to be themselves.
“It’s not just people that can’t handle themselves, it’s not only people that don’t feel like they belong.
And it’s people that are really willing to do things,” Trump added.
“And I think that’s going to make a huge difference.”
Trump’s remarks came after former President Barack Obama delivered a speech at the Democratic National Convention where he called for a “new beginning” and a “rebirth of American exceptionalism.”
The White House said it was the president’s intention to push a tax plan with a $1 trillion increase in the tax rate for individuals, a $10,000 cut to corporate taxes, and an increase in corporate taxes on capital gains and dividends.
A White House official told reporters that the president was not discussing his plan in detail.