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tonight -- several developing stories as we come on the air. the white house now claiming it will be the biggest tax cut ever. tonight, we'll show you the one-page proposal. corporate taxes cut by more than a half. who will pay for it? and our jon karl asks, will the president release his taxes? also tonight, the showdown with north korea, new tensions. now all 100 senators invited to the white house late today. new word from inside that rare briefing. severe weather threat as we come on the air. tornado warnings and now major storms. fox news under fire again. just days after pushing out bill o'reilly, what another fox host said about ivanka trump in this moment. accident we do have breaking news. the state trooper shot while on
surrounded right now and authorities warning neighbors to stay indoors. good evening and we had a great visit in boston tonight. much more on that coming up later. but we begin tonight with the breaking headline from the white house. president trump unveiling what the white house is calling the biggest tax cut in american history. the new policy unveiled. it's a one-pager. president trump wants to slash taxes on corporations by more than half. from 35% to 15% and he wants to cut taxes for many americans, too. many of familiar tax breaks for ordinary americans would go away. but when pressed for specifics how will thissing affect a typical family of four with a median income of $60,000 a year, jonathan karlit
>> reporter: it's a big ticket item released just before day 100, a plan or, really, an outline of a plan, for what the president says will be the biggest tax cut ever. >> it's a great plan. it's going to put people back to work. >> reporter: he talked about it over and over again in the campaign. >> you don't mind having lower taxes, do you anybody? >> reporter: the outline, rolled out today by the treasury secretary and the president's top economic adviser, would cut the corporate tax rate from 35% to 15%, and that new lower rate would also apply to business es that pay through the owner's personal taxes, companies like the trump organization. >> one, two, three -- >> reporter: it would also cut tax rates for individuals and simplify the system, reducing the number of tax brackets from seven to just three. it would eliminate estate taxes. and double the standard deduction so, for a married couple the f
income would be income-tax free. there would still be deductions for home mortgage interest and charitable contributions. but all other personal deductions would be eliminated. the outline was just a single page, double spaced, with few specifics. >> it's just one page. obviously tax reform would be much more complicated. when will we see the details, when will see the actual plan? >> we're moving as quickly as we can. >> reporter: for now, the most basic questions are unanswered, like how it would affect a typical family. >> a family of four, median income of $60,000, what does it mean for them? >> it's going to be a tax cut. >> how much? >> it's going to mean a tax cut. we will let you know these specific details at the appropriate moment. >> reporter: what's totally unclear, how to pay for all these tax cuts without ballooning the deficit, one
estimates the trump's plan could cost anywhere between $3 trillion and $7 trillion in lost revenue. also a mystery -- how would the plan affect the president and his family's business? unknowable because he hasn't released his tax returns. >> will the president release his tax returns so that americans -- >> the president has no intention. the president has released plenty of information and i think he's given more financial disclosure than anybody else. i think the american population has plenty of information. >> but doesn't the american, excuse me, don't the american people have a right to know how it will affect -- >> thank you. right there. other people -- other people have a right to ask questions. >> how this tax reform will affect him personally? >> reporter: a few minutes later cecilia vega tried again -- >> so your response to those critics who say a lot of what you've presented here today could save the president or benefit his own businesses. >> again, let me just comment. what this is about is creating jobs and creating economic growth. >>
white house. lot of fanfare surrounding this announcement. realistically it was a one-pager, what kind of time line are we looking at here and does he have republican support given the deficit. >> we're at the very beginning of this process. white house officials say they're determined to get it done by tend of the year. no question that republicans are divided on this issue. >> jon karl at the white house tonight, jon, thank you. now to the intensifying showdown with north korea tonight and a rare meeting late today, all 100 senators invited to the white house. traveling by bus for a briefing on north korea with president trump's national security team. and with tensions rising american and south korean troops taking part in a military exercise today. north korea tonight, warning that the u.s. playing with fire end quote. here's abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: today, a field trip
one by one, nearly every senator on capitol hill loading up on buses. >> i must be in the right place! >> heading to that classified briefing on north korea and its nuclear threat. inside the bus, connecticut senator chris murphy tweeting, "on board the bus to the 100 days photo-op/north korea briefing." that briefing came at the request of senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. the president offering up his top national security advisers for the task. and the white house for the meeting space. the senators just all arrived here at the white house. we can't see them, they're being kept pretty far away from us, this is what you can see. all the photographers trying to get that shot. those cameras catching the president stopping by. an hour and 20 minutes later, the senators emerged. >> after what you heard in there today, how would you characterize the threat?
>> they're making advancements. >> the military is obviously planning for a number of options, as well they should it's of course the hope of the administration and congress that military action doesn't prove necessary. >> reporter: north korea had a response to the briefing before it even began, saying in a statement, there is a saying that those who are fond of playing with fire are destined to perish in the flames. the same can be said of the u.s. in an effort to demonstrate its firepower, the hermit kingdom on tuesday conducting massive artillery drills to mark the 85th anniversary of its military. a move china strongly opposes at a time when u.s. needs beijing to be on its side when it comes to knot kree. >> cecilia joins us live from the white house tonight. what more have you learned tonight about what they
>> reporter: david it was a classified meeting. some senators felt like they didn't learn anything new. the white house suggests new sanctions against north korea could be the next move. >> cecilia vega, thank you. to capitol hill now with president trump's 100-day mark fast approaching. . the one sna jar piece of legislation he's faced, health care. the most conservative members of the house who said no the last time are now listening. but in order to listen the new plan would allow states to opt out of requiring insurance companies to cover americans with pre-existing conditions. what about those lawmakers themselves and their insurance? theirs would not be affected. abc's mary bruce. >> reporter: tonight, a possible breakthrough in republican efforts to overhaul obamacare. the ultraconservatives who
blocked the first attempt, now giving the new compromise their stamp of approval. >> what made you change your mind? >> uh, the amendment, we got states to opt out of some of the regs. >> the new version would let states opt out of the popular obamacare requirement that plans cover basic health services. it could also gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions. something the president once promised not to touch. >> are you going to make sure that people with pre-conditions are still covered? >> yes, because it happens to be one of the strongest assets. >> the plan's supporters insist those with pre-existing conditions would be protected in other ways. >> it's all covered. >> reporter: but one group of people who may not have to worry -- members of congress. these new changes would not apply to them. under the new republican plan, they are exempt for now. >> what about this exemption? if this plan is good enough for the american people, shouldn't it be good enough for members of congress? >> it should be. i agree. >> so you're going to make a change? >> yes. yeah, i do have to go but i will say this.
>> mary bruce live with us tonight from capitol hill. many americans when they hear that some of these lawmakers are planning a new way to repeal and replace those lawmakers, their insurance would be exempt. >> david, lots of concern about this. lawmakers insist they won't get special treatment. the political pressure is on the moderates to see if they can back their own party's plan. david. >> mary bruce, thank you we turn now to a developing headline at this hour, a dangerous standoff after a state trooper was shot while on the job. delaware state trooper. shot in a parking lot of a grocery store. here's abc's gio benitez >> reporter: tonight, a man police believe shot and killed a delaware state trooper appears >> they're trying to establish
>> shots going off in the neighborhood. >> there was a s.w.a.t. team. >> police said the trooper approached a suspicious vehicle with two people inside when one of the two got outside, firing shots, hitting the trooper. the suspect taking off. >> he ran for seven, eight feet. he turned around and started shooting. >> the chaos leading to a standoff. state and local authorities outside with massive show of support. >> this is a sad day for our state and the delaware state police family. >> reporter: police are investigating to figure out what the motive for the shooting can be. the other person in that car was taken into custody. david. >> gio, thank you. next tonight here, there's severe weather moving across the heart land at this
millions bracing for possible tornadoes and thunderstorms. a funnel cloud spotted over this university. in illinois, severe storms and tornadoes alerts stretching from texas to ohio this evening. abc's phillip mena in the storm zone. >> that's it right here! >> reporter: tornado sirens warning of approaching danger. >> see the rotation right there? >> reporter: arkansas tech students nervously watching the skies. as a powerful system brings heavy rain and powerful winds to the region. roofs collapsing. even this road washing away. >> the tree being sent right through the middle of this house. >> reporter: thousands without power. the severe weather threat now stretching more than 600 miles across ten states. overnight, the system thundering through the heartland. packing huge hail. northeast of tulsa, oklahoma, first responders racing to clear roads after a confirmed
dozens of structures damaged. and in the east, after up to 10 inches of rain this week in parts of north carolina. many roads, even highway 264, east of ralegh, flooded and completely impassable. david, here in little rock the rain is really coming down. the big concern tonight -- those damaging winds. as this line of storms now moves east. david. >> all right, phillip, thank you. let's get right to meteorologist rob marciano. rob. >> david, flash flooding in arkansas one of the many issues across the storm zone tonight. northeast texas to southern illinois that's the risk zone. winds gusting over 70 miles an hour there. these storms mean business as they head across the mississippi river. tomorrow morning it falls apart. but friday, another system digs down into the plains. a huge severe risk area from wichita falls, all the way back to cincinnati. the fog has settled in
northeast. david. >> rob with us again tonight. rob, thank you there's still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this wednesday -- on the scene a massive home explosion in the heartland. investigators are on the scene tonight. the nightmare for drivers, people running for cover as a wall of earth collapses on a major highway. fox news host tonight and what he said about ivanka trump the microphone, and that moment on the stage. the immediate outrage. tonight, he claims it's not what he meant. you decide after the break. i'm on it. ♪ ♪ ♪
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and finally tonight, our visit to boston today. i spent here as a reporter. we don't come for a visit without finding something made in america. so, tonight the american workers who would be very proud to fit you. our made in america team all across new england, remember l.l. bean and their signature boots? all made in brunswick, maine. and the team behind randolph sunglasses, just outside boston. way to go! we tried them on, realizing we were better off leaving it to them. and tonight, our stop in new bedford, massachusetts. the sign right outside, they're hiring. inside, the factory coming to life, just as it has now for 3 decades, 800 workers cut and sew more than 1,000 men's suits
every day here for the brand, joseph abboud. and we went to find the man behind it. >> what a success story after all these years. >> you know that's a form of survival, isn't it? you know 30 years. >> reporter: for 30 years, abboud's suits, made in america. the new bedford factory, just 30 miles from where he grew up, where his high school voted him best dressed. >> we looked back at your high school yearbook. >> oh, yes. okay, thank you for doing that. >> pretty prophetic right. >> well, it's amazing. >> best dressed. >> i always thought that dressing will open doors. >> reporter: and it did. and after years of success, he sold his business, his trademark, but had to say good-bye to his employees. later, he began working with men's wearhouse. >> you left. you never thought you would work with your name again. >> i never knew if i would. yeah, i didn't know. >> that's the incredible thing. >> yeah. >> reporter: because it would turn out, the owner of men's wearhouse would buy abboud's trademark back. reuniting the man with his brand and his american workers. >> when i walked back into that factory for the first time after
seven or eight years, it was a pretty emotional moment because all the people came up and embraced me it was like coming home again. >> reporter: right at home here, where abboud says the people are the fabric of the success. >> we're very proud of that history because joseph is an american designer. and we have an american factory. we have an american workforce. >> reporter: and the workers here can spot their suits on the street. >> i feel proud. i feel proud of the people that i work with. it's a good feeling. >> stitched together with those three words -- >> all: made in america! made in america and making america look good. at the office. we leave you tonight from historic quincy market. i'll see you back from new york tomorrow night. i'm david muir. from all of us here, good night. man: hey baby, how are you? woman: i have a surprise for you. man: you have a surprise for me? narrator: at dominion, 1 in 5 new hires is a veteran. and when they're away, they miss out on a lot.
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