Lebanon family talks tax plan with President Trump during whirlwind D.C. trip
LEBANON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - A family from found themselves in the grand foyer at the White House as part of a whirlwind trip to Washington D.C.
The Kovacs said they got a call from a friend who works at the White House, and the next thing they knew, they were face-to-face with President Donald trump and talking about his tax plan.
"It still just blows my mind," Adam Kovacs said. " I was sitting in my chair in my living room disappointed by another Bengals defeat."
Then Adam got a call from a college buddy asking if his family could come to the White House for President Trump's tax reform speech.
They got the official invite Monday. Adam's wife was recording Wednesday as they went in the room where they met the president.
"We look at the first row and there's Vice President Pence, Steve Mnuchin, Ivanka Trump," Lindsey Kovacs said.
"All of a sudden those doors ope up and he walks out," Adam said.
The president said his tax plan will benefit families.
"The Kovacs family also joins us today from Ohio," President Trump said during his speech.
"Thank you Mr. President," Adam said. "It's truly an honor that you invited the Kovacs family to the White House."
They're a family of four making about $120,000 a year.
"We didn't really know exactly how much we were going to save 'til the speech," he said. "We knew it was going to be significant but I didn't know that it was going to be $3,500, so I was pretty shocked."
With money, the family plans to do some home improvement, including maybe getting a new roof.
"I know a lot of ways that $3,500 can go to help our family," Lindsey said.
The Kovacs arrived back from their trip Wednesday night.
"Just thankful, it was a good experience," said Lindsey.
"Yeah, once in a lifetime," laughed Adam.The Kovacs were one of five families from around the country chosen to be spotlighted by the president.