Trump Is Not a Big Fan Of A Key Part Of Republicans’ Tax Plan

AP

Donald Trump is not on board with part of the House Republicans’ plan to change the tax code, which would impose taxes on imports and eliminates taxes on exports.

Trump told the Wall Street Journal in an interview published late Monday that the policy, called border adjustment, is “too complicated.”

“Anytime I hear border adjustment, I don’t love it,” he said. “Because usually it means we’re going to get adjusted into a bad deal. That’s what happens.”

Republicans have pushed border adjustment as an alternative to Trump’s calls to impose an import tariff, and both proposals are aimed at encouraging American companies to keep production in the U.S.

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