President Trump raises abortion, fracking issues during tax talk with Andrew Cuomo

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo traveled Tuesday to the White House to pitch President Donald Trump on repealing the federal cap on state and local tax deductions, a measure Cuomo has railed against for more than a year.

Trump, in turn, pitched Cuomo back.

In an Oval Office meeting, the Republican president urged the Democratic governor of his home state to lift the state’s ban on large-scale hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, according to a statement from the White House.

And he criticized New York’s new law bolstering abortion rights in the state, which cemented a woman’s right to have a late-term abortion if her health or life in endangered or the fetus isn’t viable.

“The President discussed economic growth opportunities for the State of New York, including helping lower energy prices throughout the entire Northeast by allowing low-cost, American energy to thrive with fracking and pipeline systems,” Judd Deere, a White House deputy press secretary, said in a statement.

“The two also discussed the need to update America’s outdated infrastructure system. And, the President raised his concerns to Governor Cuomo about Democrats’ support of late term abortions.”

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