September 6, 2017 / 8:04 PM / 2 months ago

White House - Trump backed three-month debt ceiling increase to help tax reform

ON BOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - President Donald Trump backed a three-month increase in the U.S. debt ceiling to help “clear the decks” in Congress in September and focus on tax reform, White House legislative affairs director Marc Short told reporters on Wednesday.

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at a campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - HP1ED8N08XC13

Reporting by Roberta Rampton, writing by Jeff Mason; Editing by Andrew Hay

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