After Donald Trump revealed a few details about his economic plan during “60 Minutes,” CBS’ Scott Pelley challenged Trump, pointing out that some of his policies may not work.
Trump told Pelley in an interview that aired on Sunday that he is going to eliminate taxes for some low-income Americans and reduce taxes on corporations and the middle class. He said he would raise taxes on the very wealthy as well.
Upon hearing that Trump may propose raising taxes, Pelley asked, “What kind of Republican are you?”
“I’m a pretty good Republican,” Trump responded. “But, I will tell you this, I do have some differences. I don’t want to have certain people on Wall Street getting away with paying no tax.”
Pelley then told Trump, that he “can’t afford to do those things.”
The real estate mogul later proposed taxing companies with factories in Mexico, which Pelley noted would violate the North American Free Trade Agreement.
“You can’t just break the law,” Pelley said to Trump.
“Excuse me, every agreement has an end. Every agreement has to be fair. Every agreement has a defraud clause. We’re being defrauded by all these countries,” Trump said in response.
Despite his plan to reduce taxes for many Americans, Trump said he would still be able to pay to rebuild America’s infrastructure.
“My economy will expand so rapidly,” he said. “We’re going to take jobs back from other countries. And we will be able to pay for it.”
Watch Trump’s “60 Minutes” interview via CBS:
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