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Donald Trump on Monday defended his tax proposals, saying he does not plan to raise taxes on the wealthy.
"Everybody is getting a tax cut, especially the middle class," Trump said on CNN's "New Day," pushing back on interviewer Chris Cuomo, who noted reports of Trump discussing increased taxes on the rich.
"I said that I may have to increase it on the wealthy, I'm not going to allow it to be increased on the middle class," Trump continued.
"Now, if I increase it on the wealthy, that means they're still going to pay less than they're paying now," he said. "I'm not talking about increasing from this point, I'm talking about increasing from my tax proposals."
Under the candidate's plan, the tax rate for the wealthiest Americans would fall from 39.6 percent to 25 percent