White House press secretary Sean Spicer clarified earlier remarks he made on Thursday about the Trump administration's position on a possible 20 percent border tax, which received widespread attention in the wake of a dispute between President Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto over plans to construct a border wall between the two countries.
After Spicer floated the idea of a tax to pay for the border wall, he pulled several reporters aside to clarify the administration's position. In an impromptu meeting in his office, Spicer said that his earlier comments aboard Air Force One were not meant to be a specific rollout of a new proposal.
"I just want to be clear: we are not being prescriptive and saying this is the only way. Nor is the rate prospective," Spicer said. "There are several ways this could happen."