Trump might change the GOP tax plan because his rich friends asked him to

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National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn suggested Friday that the White House wanted the final version of the Republican tax bill to include deductions for state income taxes — just one day after The Washington Post reported that wealthy friends of President Trump had complained to him that neither of the bills passed by Congress included those deductions.

"No one really wants tax increases here," Cohn said during an interview with Bloomberg. The House measure, which passed last month, eliminates the deduction for state and local income taxes, as does the Senate measure, which passed last week.

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