President Donald Trump signaled support for a 25-cent gas tax increase to help pay for infrastructure at a meeting with lawmakers Wednesday, a source in the room told POLITICO.
Trump told members he would lead on promoting a 25-cent hike to the federal levy, the source said. A second source familiar with the meeting said Trump backed the concept.
The White House refused to comment on the meeting, but noted he’s said “everything is on the table” when it comes to his infrastructure package.
“The gas tax has its pros and cons, and that’s why the president is leading a thoughtful discussion on the right way to solve our nation’s infrastructure problems,” the official said.