President Donald Trump on Friday signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law, forgoing a formal ceremony so he could have it done by Christmas.
Trump said that he decided to sign the landmark bill before heading to Florida for Christmas break after watching the media shame him on television for not getting tax reform done in 2017.
Initially, Trump planned to sign the bill in early January.
"When I watch the news, as you know, we had the largest tax cuts in our history just approved, and I was going to wait for a formal signing sometime in early January," Trump said. "But then I watched the news this morning, and they were all saying, ‘Will he keep his promise? Will he sign it by Christmas? Will he sign it by Christmas?'"
Trump said he quickly arranged plans to sign the bill on Friday upon watching such comments on the news.
"And I called downstairs and said, ‘Get it ready; we have to sign it now,'" Trump said. "We were going to wait until January 7th or 8th and do a formal ceremony, but every one of the networks were saying, ‘Will he keep his promise, and will he sign it before Christmas?' And so I immediately called and said, ‘Let's get it ready.'"
Trump said on Wednesday that "It's always fun when you win," during a celebration for Republicans in Congress passing the tax bill.