WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he's always wanted to reduce the corporate tax rate to 20 percent - even though he said repeatedly he wanted to see it lowered to 15 percent.
Trump told reporters as he departed Washington for Indiana on Wednesday afternoon that a 20 percent rate was his "red line" and that it had always been his goal.
"In fact, I wanted to start at 15 so that we got 20," he said, adding: "20's my number."
Trump also denies the plan unveiled by the White House and congressional Republicans Wednesday would benefit the wealthy.
He says: "I think there's very little benefit for people of wealth."
Under the plan, corporations would see their top tax rate cut from 35 percent to 20 percent.