President Donald Trump claimed on Saturday that Republicans are looking to pass a “very major tax cut” prior to the upcoming midterms.
But it is unlikely congressional leaders will do any such thing: Congress is out of session until after the November elections conclude.
> After his campaign rally in this northeastern Nevada town, Trump talked up the new round of tax cuts, but did not go into specifics. He said the cuts would be done "sometime just prior, I would say, to November."
> "We are going to be putting in and are studying very deeply right now, around the clock a major tax cut for middle-income people," Trump said shortly before his departure back to Washington. "Not for business at all. For middle-income people."
> It was not precisely clear what Trump was referring to, and the White House did not immediately respond to a request for clarification. One official familiar with the discussions said Trump has pushed congressional leaders to introduce another tax cut package before the Nov. 6 election.
However, lawmakers will not return to Washington until November 13, the Tribune noted, making Trump’s assertion incredibly unlikely.