Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee, said Sunday that “people have to get more,” after spending time on the campaign trail striking down the possibility of a minimum wage hike.
“I am looking at it, and I haven’t decided in terms of numbers. But I think people have to get more,” Trump said on ABC News’ “This Week.”
Trump has said that the wages were too high in the country, notably at a debate in November. Trump told ABC host George that it was a different opinion than previously expressed.
“Sure, it’s a change. I’m allowed to change,” he said. “But my real minimum wage is going to be — I’m going to bring companies back into this country, and they’re going to make a lot more than the $15 even.”
Trump acknowledged on NBC News’ “Meet the Press” that he wanted to just have the states decide.
“And I don’t know how people make it on $7.25 an hour. Now, with that being said, I would like to see an increase of some magnitude,” Trump said. “But I’d rather leave it to the states. Let the states decide.”
This post has been updated.