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AP FACT CHECK: Trump vs. Grassley on tax cuts in history

By: CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press
October 12, 2017 Updated: October 12, 2017 at 6:08 pm
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photo - In this Oct. 11, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks about tax reform during an event at the Harrisburg International Airport in Middletown, Pa. Trump's tax overhaul package is getting resistance from an unusual alliance of interests opposed to his plans to scrap the federal deduction for state and local taxes. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
In this Oct. 11, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks about tax reform during an event at the Harrisburg International Airport in Middletown, Pa. Trump's tax overhaul package is getting resistance from an unusual alliance of interests opposed to his plans to scrap the federal deduction for state and local taxes. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator is calling out President Donald Trump for telling people that he's proposing the largest tax cut in U.S. history.

An AP Fact Check finds Trump's package might be in the top five, but it's far from the largest.

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley tweeted Thursday that Bush-era tax cuts he helped to steer into law from the Senate were worth more.

The nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget found in the spring that Trump's package would be the third largest since 1940. That package has since shrunk, placing it fifth largest at most.

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