Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee for President, but that doesn’t mean he is going to toe the line when it comes to long-held GOP policies.
He’s already spoken of a willingness to change the party’s stance on abortion.
And now he’s making controversial comments on GOP tax policy:
On @meetthepress Trump backs off the tax cuts for the wealthy under his tax plan. “The rich (are) probably going to end up paying more.”
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) May 8, 2016
Here’s the full quote:
“On my plan they’re going down. But by the time it’s negotiated, they’ll go up,” Trump said on ABC’s “This Week.”
“We’re going to submit the optimum,” he said of his tax proposal. “That’s what I’d like to get and we’ll fight for it. But from a practical standpoint, it’s going to get renegotiated. And in my opinion, the taxes for the rich will go up somewhat.”
Trump saying he is willing to raise taxes is sure to draw the ire of many people, establishment or otherwise!
He also said this about how he views the ideological stances of the party.
Yep. Trump on @ThisWeekABC: “This is called the Republican Party. It’s not called the conservative party.”
— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) May 8, 2016
Is Donald Trump actually “conservative” or is he a new-breed of “populist” politician?
One thing is for sure, his stances are all over the place!
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