Trump says Senator Paul will vote for tax cuts

WASHINGTON, Oct 20 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signaled optimism for the passage of Republicans' sweeping tax cut plan, saying a key senator who rejected the party's budget blueprint a day earlier would back the proposed tax measure when it comes up for a vote.

"The Budget passed late last night, 51 to 49. We got ZERO Democrat votes with only Rand Paul (he will vote for Tax Cuts) voting against," Trump wrote on Twitter. "This now allows for the passage of large scale Tax Cuts (and Reform), which will be the biggest in the history of our country!"

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) gives President Donald Trump a thumbs up after Trump signed an Executive Order to make it easier for Americans to buy bare-bone health insurance plans and circumvent Obamacare rules at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is given the pen after U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order to make it easier for Americans to buy bare-bones health insurance plans and circumvent Obamacare rules at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) listens as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks before signing an executive order making it easier for Americans to buy bare-bones health insurance plans and circumvent Obamacare rules at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Senator Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, speaks before U.S. President Donald Trump, not pictured, signs an executive order on health care in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. Trump�signed an executive order Thursday designed to expand health insurance options for some Americans, in a move that may also undermine coverage for those who remain in Obamacare. Photographer: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg via Getty Images
US President Donald Trump signs an executive order on health insurance on October 12, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and U.S. President Donald Trump listen to remarks before signing an executive order making it easier for Americans to buy bare-bones health insurance plans and circumvent Obamacare rules at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Senator Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, speaks before U.S. President Donald Trump, not pictured, signs an executive order on health care in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. Trump�signed an executive order Thursday designed to expand health insurance options for some Americans, in a move that may also undermine coverage for those who remain in Obamacare. Photographer: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg via Getty Images
US President Donald Trump shows an executive order which he just signed on health insurance on October 12, 2017 in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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