President Trump Holds Cabinet Meeting on tax vote. Because he’s Donald Trump, one slam against the political press per day is never enough. Trump held a cabinet briefing where he gloated about his first year in office and the imminent success of the GOP’s tax bill. During his round table, Trump invited HUD Secretary Ben Carson to say a prayer for the room…and the president turned that into an opportunity to swipe at the media again. “I’m going ask Ben Carson, you can stay if you want, because you need the prayer more than we do, I think. You may be the only ones. Maybe a good solid prayer, and they’ll be honest.” You can probably expect more of this when the president holds his press conference on tax reform later today.