Donald Trump changes again on raising minimum wage, supports $10 per hour VIDEO

Donald Trump said Tuesday that he would support raising the federal minimum wage to $10 an hour, a departure from his previous assertions that wages are “too high” or what he’d change it to, check out the new video clip below.

The Republican presidential nominee was pressed to provide a specific number by Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, who pressed “Give me a number,” O’Reilly pressed. “There has to be a federal minimum wage. What would you set the federal minimum wage at?”

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After Trump initially dismissed that, saying that “There doesn’t have to be,” Trump then said: “I would leave it and raise it somewhat. You need to help people. I know it’s not very Republican to say.”

“Give me ten bucks?” O’Reilly asked.

“I would say 10. I would say 10,” Trump agreed. “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.”

Vermont Senator and Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders attacked Trump on Monday night at the Democratic National Convention, telling delegates that the GOP nominee “believes that states should actually have the right to lower the minimum wage below $7.25,” which is the current federal minimum wage.

“Nobody has ever heard of this before and a lot of companies do it,” he said. “By raising it they already get the incentive. No, I believe it should be raised but when Bernie Sanders said I want to go less than what the minimum wage, I mean, honestly, Bill, these people are lying so much.”

Trump has said in the past that he believes the minimum wage should be decided by the states, but his position on the issue has changed over time.

In November, Trump said he couldn’t support protesters demanding a $15-an-hour minimum wage.

“Taxes too high, wages too high,” he said. “We’re not going to be able to compete against the world. I hate to say it, but we have to leave it the way it is. People have to go out, they have to work really hard and they have to get into that upper stratum. But we cannot do this if we are going to compete with the rest of the world. We just can’t do it.”

Trump stated during in a May interview with CNN that he would be in favor of raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour, saying “people have to get more.”

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