President Donald Trump promised to make an announcement about much anticipated tax reform next week, but it was not immediately clear how much he would reveal or what form it would take.
“We’ll be having a big announcement on Wednesday having to do with tax reform. The process has begun long ago but it really formally begins on Wednesday,” Trump said at the Treasury Department on Friday.
Earlier, he told The Associated Press that businesses and individuals will receive a “massive tax cut” under the package. He would not provide details of the plan, saying only that the tax cuts will be “bigger I believe than any tax cut ever.”
The Dow Jones industrial average pared losses, briefly turning positive, following the news.
Then, the White House issued a subsequent statement to CNBC that appeared to soften that timeline: “The President was saying what we’ve been saying all along, that he wants to do tax reform as quickly as possible while still doing it right.”
— Reporting by CNBC’s Ylan Mui and The Associated Press.