Ben Carson: Minimum Wage Should ‘Probably’ Be Higher (VIDEO)

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May 8, 2015 12:36 p.m.

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson said that the U.S. should “probably” raise the minimum wage during a CNBC interview that aired on Friday.

While discussing government benefits, CNBC’s John Harwood asked Carson what he thought about the minimum wage.

“I think probably it should be higher than it is,” Carson responded.

Carson’s position in favor of a minimum wage hike sets him apart from other potential Republican 2016 nominees. Most conservatives, including those who have announced presidential campaigns, oppose increasing the minimum wage.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) also set himself apart from the rest of the 2016 field this week. On Thursday, he said that global warming is real” and that “human activity contributes to it.”

Watch the CNBC interview below. Harwood asks about the minimum wage at the 2 minute mark.

Correction: This post originally misspelled John Harwood’s last name.

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