After Being Called Out Donald Trump Flip-Flips on Raising Federal Minimum Wage, Then Lies
Donald Trump says he backs raising the minimum wage to $10 per hour and that states should decide.
“Well, I would leave it and raise it somewhat,” the GOP presidential nominee told Bill O’Reilly on Fox News’s “The O’Reilly Factor” on Tuesday.
“You need to help people, and I know it’s not very Republican to say, but you need to help people,” he added.
“I would say $10, but with the understanding that somebody like me is going to bring back jobs, I don’t want people to be in that $10 category for very long. But the thing is, Bill, let the states make the deal. They’re not doing that for the most part.”Trump also accused former Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders of distorting his position on the issue.
“When Bernie Sanders said that I want to go less than what the minimum wage — I mean honestly, Bill, these people are lying so much and every fact checker said Trump never said that,” he said. “I never did say it. I believe it should be raised.”
(h/t The Hill)
However, Trump’s claim that he never wanted to go less then the minimum wage is a complete and total lie and we have the videos to prove it.
Trump’s public comments regarding wages being too high started in August, 2015 when during a speech he told Michigan auto workers right to their faces that they make too much money.
He said U.S. automakers could shift production away from Michigan to communities where autoworkers would make less. “You can go to different parts of the United States and then ultimately you’d do full-circle — you’ll come back to Michigan because those guys are going to want their jobs back even if it is less.”
Then during the 4th GOP debate on November 10th, 2015, Trump said he would lower the minimum wage during a Republican debate:
Taxes too high, wages too high.
And then on again on November 11th, 2015 during an interview with Fox News, Trump went the extra step to explain why wages are too high:
Whether it’s taxes or wages, if they’re too high we’re not going to be able to compete with other countries.
Is anyone really surprised that a billionaire businessman wants to keep American worker’s wages low?