President Trump Says the U.S. Should Change Tax Laws to Punish NFL, According to Report

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President Trump said he wants to “punish” the NFL in the GOP’s new tax plan.

In an article published by the Washington Post Tuesday, the president allegedly told White House officials to research ways the league could be punished, but the ideas were never implemented.

The president has been calling for change to tax laws for the NFL since 2017.

FILE – In this April 19, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington during a ceremony where he honored the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots for their Super Bowl LI victory. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Although the NFL voluntarily dropped its tax exempt status in 2015, Republicans have since called for an end to tax breaks the NFL gets at the state level. This would include subsidies for stadiums.

In 2015, the Taxpayer Protection Alliance estimated that over the previous two decades seven billion dollars in taxpayer money was spent on subsidies for NFL stadiums.

The report comes after President Trump disinvited the Philadelphia Eagles from a White House event after many players said they would not show up.

In a follow-up jab, he mentioned many championship teams have been allowed to visit the White House, including the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros.

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