One of the biggest complaints hurled at Donald Trump by Republicans and conservatives is that he isn’t a true conservative and will gravitate towards liberal positions during the general election.
Trump has changed his views on many things over the course of this election, but has defended it by saying that it is because he isn’t a politician — he is just learning everything for the first time.
Fox News reported that in another worrying change, Trump has stated that he is open to raising the minimum wage, a sharp departure from remarks he made during a Republican debate where he claimed that wages were “too high,” and vowed to not raise the minimum wage.
Now Trump is saying that he is open to raising the minimum wage and raising taxes on the rich — positions that aren’t usually found anywhere but the left of the political spectrum.
“I am looking at it,” he said talking about the minimum wage. “I haven’t decided in terms of numbers. But I think people have to get more.”
Trump also stated that his current tax plan is a more of a baseline, and he expects it to change if he becomes president. Trump defended his latest flip-flop by stating that, “I’m allowed to change.”
“By the time it gets negotiated, it’s going to be a different plan,” Trump stated regarding his tax plan. “On my plan, (tax rates) are going down. But by the time it’s negotiated, they’ll go up.”
While this may do Trump well in a general election, we need to be careful. Republicans didn’t elect Trump to become another spineless politician who will bend to the left to get votes.
Republicans elected him to be a strong leader and to push a Republican agenda. Hopefully, Trump won’t decide to “change” any of his other ideas before November.
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