President Donald Trump has said he will pay back the nation’s debts with the “tens of billions” of dollars in tax revenue, a position that was once unthinkable.
In a wide-ranging interview with ABC News’ Martha Raddatz that aired Sunday, Trump said he had discussed tax revenue with several Republican senators and governors in the past, including Tennessee Gov.
The White House said Trump made the comments in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper.
But Trump did not say how much tax revenue he expects to generate.
He instead said that he will be “getting a lot of people together” in the coming days to discuss tax revenue.
“I have people who are going to be working on that tax revenue,” Trump said.
“We’re going to get it all.”
“You can’t do it,” he added.
“I don’t think it’s possible to do it.
I think it would take a really big tax cut.”
The president made the remarks in an ABC News interview that aired on Sunday.
Asked about his plan to pay for the wall, Trump did little to explain.
“You’ll be hearing that a lot,” he said.
The president has previously called for a wall to be built along the U.S.-Mexico border.