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2017-04-19 — vanityfair.com

On Monday, Mnuchin admitted that the jig was up. A tax overhaul by August, he told the Financial Times on Monday, was "highly aggressive to the point of not realistic." So naturally, Donald Trump, he of literally no impulse control or forethought, had this to say on Tuesday, once again throwing his Treasury secretary under the bus:

"We're in very good shape on tax reform. We have the concept of the plan. We're going to be announcing it very soon. But health care, we have to get the health care taken care of, and as soon as health care takes care of we are going to march very quickly. You're going to watch. We're going to surprise you. Right, Steve Mnuchin? Right?"

Clearly, the president has not yet made it to the "Nobody knew [tax reform] could be so complicated" stage of the learning process.

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