Trump Says Low Minimum Wage ‘Not a Bad Thing’

“Having a low minimum wage is not a bad thing for this country,” says billionaire Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in phone interview on MSNBC.

  • “We can’t have a situation where our labor is so much more expensive than other countries that we can no longer compete,” Trump says, responding to question of how he would address flat wages and whether minimum wage should be raised
  • “It’s such a nasty question because the answer has to be nasty,” he says
  • “It’s the United States against other places,” where the taxes and wages are lower
  • On equal pay for women, he says, “If they do the same job they should get the same pay, but it’s very hard to say, what is the same job? It’s a very, very tricky question,” and “is one of the things that we have to look at very strongly”

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