Trump totally dominate the debated last night, once again. But this might be his most important point since he announced his running.
Minimum wage has been a heated debate topic for nearly 2 years now. Last night, Trump went all-in on his stance saying that “it needs to stay the way it is.” And we couldn’t agree with him more. When asked by moderator Neil Cavuto, here was his response:
NEIL CAVUTO: Candidates, as we gather tonight … just outside, and across the country, picketers are gathering as well. They’re demanding an immediate hike in the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Just a few hours ago, New York governor Andrew Cuomo proposed doing the same for all state workers, the first governor to do so.
Mr. Trump, as the leading presidential candidate on this stage and one whose tax plan exempts couples making up to $50,000 a year from paying any federal income taxes at all, are you sympathetic to the protesters cause since a $15 wage works out to about $31,000 a year?
DONALD TRUMP: I can’t be, Neil. And the reason I can’t be we is [that] we are a country that is being beaten on every front economically, militarily. There is nothing that we do now to win. We don’t win anymore. Our taxes are too high. I’ve come up with a tax plan that many, many people like very much. It’s going to be a tremendous plan. I think it will make our country and our economy very dynamic. But, taxes too high, wages too high, we’re not going to be able to compete against the world. I hate to say it, but we have to leave it the way it is. People have to go out, they have to work really hard and have to get into that upper stratosphere. We can not do this if we are going to compete with the rest of the world. We just can’t do it. ‘
CAVUTO: [So you’re saying] do not raise the minimum wage?
TRUMP: I would not do it.
Exactly. And we shouldn’t. It would create a political and economical nightmare. One that liberal democrats just can’t comprehend. We need Trump and his policies to make this country great again!
Here’s a video of his answer. Enjoy!
(Source: Think Progress)