Trump vows to fix 'massive trade deficit' with Ireland as he addresses rally
President Donald Trump has confirmed he still wants to see the US corporate tax rate drop to 15pc as he name-checked Ireland as a country with low corporation tax.
Ireland was named among a list of countries with a low corporate tax rate including France, Germany, Canada, Japan, Mexico and South Korea.
He also said the US had "massive trade deficits" with these countries, but that his administration was going to "fix that".
He said "one by one we're fixing it".
He said cutting corporate tax is essential for the US to regain its competitive edge.
"We must reduce the tax rate on American businesses so they keep jobs in America, create jobs in America and compete for workers right here in America," Trump said in a speech aimed at shoring up support for a broad tax-cut plan.
"Ideally ... we would like to bring our business tax rate down to 15pc," he said.
At the moment the US corporate tax rate is 35pc.
The president was speaking during a visit to Loren Cook Company in Springfield, Missouri.
Additional reporting by Reuters