KILMEADE: Now, Kellyanne, it seems like you’re doing immigration reform little by little. Let’s bolster the border. Let’s get rid of the criminals. Next thing you know, you could end up at comprehensive, only did it phase by phase. Could that same approach be with taxes, when — when most Democrats and Republicans agree the corporate rate should be lower and find out different things that can be done that they agree on and then build up? Or are you looking to do everything at once?CONWAY: Well, the president has promised this will be the most dramatic tax reform relief package in decades — literally since President Reagan, and some say even bolder than that. And so, as you know, secretaries Mnuchin and Ross, and Gary Cohn, and the president, of course, are working very hard on this. And that’s — and all options are on the table, but these meetings are happening this week, as well. Um, also today, Governor Christie is in town; he’s the head of the president’s commission on opioid and drug addiction.
EARHARDT: Kellyanne, the president said he’s going to delay the funding for the wall so that the government doesn’t shut down. Why did he come to this conclusion? ’Cause he’s being more flexible by doing this so that government doesn’t shut down, but he’s not going to get that $1.1 billion to build the wall, necessarily — at least not this week.CONWAY: Not this week, but the president made clear just yesterday, Ainsley, building the wall remains a very important priority to him. He also reminded people that there’s the flow of illegal immigrants over the border, but there’s also the flow of drugs, and I don’t really hear a lot of Democrats talk about that. The president’s made very clear that drugs are poisoning our youth and others; he said it again just yesterday.
DOOCY: So, Kellyanne, one of the things about the budget that’s unresolved is whether or not Republicans want to include payments to health insurers to keep Obamacare afloat. Is that money going in there?CONWAY: Well, that’s being discussed this week. Again, all options are on the table, obviously, and the president and Director [Mick] Mulvaney and others have expressed confidence that the government will not be shut down, that they’ll be able to avoid a shutdown, and that’s a huge priority. But all of these — you know, the Democrats have made their demands, and the Republicans control the White House, the House and the Senate and understand how important it is to have this budget and the shutdown averted.