According to cnbc.com by Tom DiChristopher: President Donald Trump said Monday he would consider raising the federal tax on gasoline to help pay for infrastructure spending that is the core of his economic plans.
“It’s something that I would certainly consider,” Trump told Bloomberg News. A higher gas tax has the support of truckers “if we earmarked money toward the highways,” he claimed.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer later clarified that the president has not yet endorsed raising the gasoline tax. Instead, Trump would consider doing so out of respect for an unnamed group that had brought the idea to him, Spicer said.