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US President Donald Trump flanked by Republican lawmakers speaks about the passage of tax reform legislation on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, December 20, 2017. Trump hailed a "historic" victory Wednesday as the US Congress passed a massive Republican tax cut plan, handing the president his first major legislative achievement since taking office nearly a year ago. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, President Donald Trump's controversial tax cut law he signed in December, was touted by Republicans as their path to victory in the 2018 midterm elections, seems to be falling short of their expectations.

Recent polling suggests that Americans aren't thrilled with the law, which overwhelmingly benefits the rich and large corporations and contains a provision repealing the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate—which economists warn will cause health insurance premiums to skyrocket.

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