Trump: Wages Are ‘Too High’
In his opening debate statement Donald Trump said wages are “too high.”
Trump made his comments in response to a question about whether he had sympathy for protesters who wanted to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Tuesday night’s debate was focused on the economy.
“We are a country that is being beaten on every front — economically, militarily,” Trump said. “Taxes too high, wages too high, we’re not going to be able to compete against the world … People have to go out, they have to work really hard, and they have to get into that upper stratum.”
Trump also said the US “doesn’t win anymore.”
This isn’t the first time Trump has come out against raising the minimum wage. In August, he told MSNBC that raising the minimum wage would hurt America’s economic competitiveness.