President Trump on Tuesday confirmed reporting that he's considering a payroll tax cut after the White House spent the past day denying that he is. On Monday, reports from The Washington Post and The New York Times said the White House was weighing a temporary payroll tax cut as economists fear a looming recession, but White House officials denied it, with a statement saying "cutting payroll taxes is not something under consideration at this time." White House spokesman Hogan Gidley in a Fox News interview on Tuesday morning similarly offered a denial, saying that "it's not being considered at this time." Trump said the exact opposite mere hours later, saying, "Payroll taxes is something that we think about, and a lot of people would like to see that."

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