Donald Trump on the Minimum WageTrump has made solidly conservative statements concerning the minimum wage in the past, viewing it primarily as a point of competition between United States businesses and those of other countries.
“We can't have a situation where our labor is so much more expensive than other countries' that we can no longer compete.”
As with so many other issues, Trump has spoken in an inflammatory manner on minimum wage, as well.
“Having a low minimum wage is not a bad thing for this country.”
20 August, 2015: MSNBC Morning Joe
However, Trump has promised that if he is elected president, he will keep the minimum wage “pretty much where it is now”, rather than favoring any cuts. He also dismisses it as a non-issue, because he says he plans to bring well-paying jobs to the US.
“I'm going to bring jobs back – you will even be surprised, you will be very surprised. So that we won't even have to be talking about the minimum wage.”