Oct 12, 7:08 PM EDT

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


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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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