Key Words: White House softens on Mexico tax, says it’s in a ‘buffet of options’

“It is part of a buffet of options.’

Reince Priebus, White House chief of staff

Just hours after the White House floated the possibility of imposing a 20% tax on Mexican import to fund a border wall, the administration appeared to be softening its stance somewhat.

Walking back earlier comments, White House spokesman Sean Spicer and chief of staff Reince Priebus told reporters on Thursday afternoon that the proposed tax was just one of several options on the table, according to CBS News and other media outlets.

“I just want to be clear: we are not being prescriptive and saying this is the only way.

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