Trump Suggests Eliminating Income Tax and Replacing With Tariffs

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Trump Suggests Eliminating Income Tax and Replacing With Tariffs

During a private meeting with Republic Congressmen and party leaders at the Capitol Hill Club, presidential candidate Donald Trump reportedly suggested he would eliminate the income tax and offset the tax deficit with tariffs on imported goods from foreign nations should he win in November.

Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) made the claim on X. “Most intriguing policy idea from the GOP meeting at the Capitol Hill Club this morning: Trump briefly floated the concept of eliminating the income tax and replacing it with tariffs,” he said.

Trump allegedly told Republicans that they were doing a great job, receiving much applause. “He said very complimentary things about all of us. We had sustained applause,” said Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) in his official statement. “He said I’m doing a very good job. We’re grateful for that.”

“I didn’t hear any policy talk,” Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV) told HuffPost. “It was a pep talk.”

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) said he was shocked there were no side-swipes at Congressional Republicans. “There were no barbs, no little asides,” Hawley said. “It was slightly surreal.”

Trump also apparently took a swipe at the city of Milwaukee, the site of the upcoming Republican National Convention scheduled to begin on July 15th. “Milwaukee, where we are having our convention, is a horrible city,” the former president said.