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Video: Newt Gingrich Admits Mitt Romney has "Changed" His Position on Tax Cuts

| by Michael Allen

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich admitted on 'Meet the Press' on Sunday that GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney had “changed” positions on taxes during his debate against President Obama, reports ThinkProgress.org.

Last Wednesday night, Romney said: “I don’t have a $5 trillion tax cut. I don’t have a tax cut of a scale that you’re talking about.”

Back in February during a GOP primary debate, Romney said: "We're going to cut taxes on everyone across the country by 20 percent, including the top 1 percent."

Obama senior campaign adviser Robert Gibbs recalled that quote on 'Meet the Press': "Standing on the stage with you in Arizona this is what Mitt Romney said. Number one, I said today we’re going to cut taxes on everyone across the country by 20 percent, including the top 1 percent.’"

"Mr. Speaker, you mentioned that your opponent, Mitt Romney, had a problem with being dishonest in the primary. My question is, was he dishonest when he said that?”

Gingrich admitted: “I think it’s clear he changed.”

Gibbs answered; “We don’t disagree that he changed."