WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump wants the U.S. corporate tax rate to be 20 percent and the White House is confident that it can craft a deal to avoid a government shutdown, White House legislative affairs director Marc Short said on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about tax reform legislation during a visit to St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. November 29, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

In an interview with Reuters, Short said he hoped Trump’s meeting with Republican and Democratic congressional leaders, scheduled for Thursday, would

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