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WH budget chief: 'Detailed analysis' of tax plan not yet possible

White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney in a Sunday interview dismissed criticism of the Republican tax plan, saying it is not yet complete.

In an interview with CNN's "State of the Union," host Jake Tapper asked Mulvaney if he could say how the plan will benefit the wealthiest Americans.

"No, in fact, I don't think anybody can. And anybody who says they can is simply lying to you," Mulvaney said. "Why is that? It's because the bill is not finished yet."

Mulvaney emphasized that the plan rolled out last week by President Trump and congressional Republicans is "a framework."

"I've seen the criticism and all I can tell you is that no one can make real detailed analysis of the plan yet because it is not finished," he said.

Trump ventured to Indiana last week to speak about the plan, which lowers the corporate tax rate and cuts the number of individual tax rates. It also repeals the estate tax and the alternative minimum tax.

"This really is about the middle class and the corporate tax rate for the president," Mulvaney added in the Sunday interview.

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