Trump promises higher taxes after negotiations with Democrats

trump-negotiatieDonald Trump may be the presumptive GOP nominee, but he sure didn’t sound like it during Sunday’s edition of ABC News’ “This Week,” especially on taxes and the minimum wage.

ABC News reported:

As Donald Trump pivots to the general election battle, he’s already walking back his tax plan, the most specific policy proposal he has released during the campaign.

“By the time it gets negotiated, it’s going to be a different plan,” Trump told George Stephanopoulos on ABC News’ “This Week.”

In Trump’s tax plan, the wealthiest individuals would get a tax break, with the top tax rate dropping from 39.6 percent to 25 percent. But when pressed if he wants taxes on the wealthy to go up or down, he predicted that the top rate would be higher than the plan says.

“On my plan they’re going down. But by the time it’s negotiated, they’ll go up,” Trump said. “Look, when I’m negotiating with the Democrats, I’m putting in a plan. I’m putting in my optimum plan. It’s going to be negotiated, George. It’s not going to stay there. They’re not going to say, ‘There’s your plan, let’s approve it.’ They’re going to say, ‘Let’s see what we can do.’”

Here’s video of his comments:

But that’s not all.  Trump also indicated that he’s willing to accept the left’s position on the minimum wage.

Trump also continued to suggest he’s now open to increasing the minimum wage, after indicating early in the election cycle that such a move would slow the economy.

It’s enough to make one wonder what else Trump might change his mind on.  Will he back down on the wall he promised to build on the southern border?  Will he back down on his planned moratorium on Muslim immigration?

Inquiring minds would like to know…

By the way, it’s not the first time Trump has let the mask slip on issues like taxes…



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