Mnuchin said the strength of the dollar and stock market is a reflection of confidence in the US economy.
Mnuchin's over-the-top comments about Trump "perfect genes" echoes what Trump has repeatedly said about himself. He also said that Trump has quit eating fast food since he moved to the White House.
"I'm not anxious at all", he said, later adding, "In fact, I'm optimistic".
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said President Donald Trump has "more stamina than anybody I've ever met", Friday. Before the shaky roll out of the American Health Care Act, Mnuchin assured taxpayers in February that tax reform would come by August.
The president changed his tune Thursday evening, providing lawmakers with an ultimatum: pass the American Health Care Act or keep the Obamacare system.
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Despite whatever obstacles health care presents in the coming weeks, the Treasury secretary says that tax reform will "absolutely" be on the table by the Fall. "We're reforming both the personal and the corporate side, we're not cutting this up and doing little pieces at a time". The measure, which would impose a 20 percent tax on imports, has positive and negative features, Mnuchin said.
He added that the corporate tax rate "has to be competitive", and that he believes hedge funds should be taxed. But as we covered last summer, the link Trump makes between his good genetics and his fitness to lead comes out of the white supremacist playbook.
Mnuchin was asked whether the administration's tax plan would lower rates at all levels but not include an absolute tax cut for high income individuals because the lower rates for the wealthy would be offset by increases in other areas such as reduced deductions. Sen.
In addition, Mnuchin also stated that as "the negotiator-in-chief", the president only wants "big deals", and that he "has an open door". How is the Trump administration gearing up to tackle the rise of automation? "He has. He's got flawless genes".