*From:* Gabby Morrongiello <xxx@washingtonexaminer.com>
*Date:* October 15, 2017 at 4:13:07 PM EDT
*Subject:* *[EXTERNAL] Pool Report No. 5 Lid/Rand Paul comments*

Pool received a travel/photo lid at 3:53pm upon arriving back at the White House.
Sen. Rand Paul, sporting a Western Kentucky University baseball cap, emerged from the same suburban as POTUS and came to speak with the pool for about two minutes. Paul said he and POTUS discussed "several things." Transcript below.
*Who won?* "The President never loses, didn't you know? The President and his partner beat myself and my partner by three holes. He's a little better golfer than I am, admittedly, but we had a good time."
*On tax reform:* "I really think that we've gotta do the most we can and the boldest we can because we need to compete with all these other countries. Everybody's lowering their corporate tax. Some are worried, 'Oh if we do a 20 percent corporate tax' my goodness, Ireland is at 12 [percent], thinking about going to 8. You've got Canada at 15. We really, you know, need to do it. And I think [President Trump] wants it to be as big and bold as possible."
"I've been very excited about the President's plan from the very beginning, when he put out a 15 percent corporate tax cut. Now, obviously, trying to say 20 [percent]. I just want to make sure we realize we're competing with the rest of the world."
*On healthcare:* "I'm really excited about letting people buy across state lines. The interesting thing about this is half of the people in our country get their insurance through ERISA (the Employee Retirement Income Security Act) already. So Amazon, Pepsi, Coke, Microsoft, MGM, big companies all get their insurance across state lies through ERISA plans. Now, we're going to let individuals get the same thing."

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