Trump’s new call to raise minimum wage confounds conservatives
It’s just another example of Trump spouting something at variance with what he previously spouted.
This week, Trump said the government should raise the federal minimum wage by roughly one-third, calling for a legal standard of $10 per hour. The federal minimum is currently $7.25 per hour.
The Republican presidential nominee has made a series of contradictory comments during his campaign, at times indicating wages are already too high and at other times suggesting a boost is in order.
At the Democratic National Convention this week in Philadelphia, Trump was hammered repeatedly by Democratic speakers for suggesting the minimum wage should be dropped.
But now that Trump is recommending a specific wage hike, it’s the right’s turn to gripe.