Trump says he's 'allowed to change' his stance on taxes, minimum wage

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Trump Says He's 'Allowed to Change' His Stances on Taxes, Minimum Wage


Donald Trump is now predicting a higher tax rate for the rich than what his plan had publicly laid out.

The presumptive Republican nominee had said taxes against the wealthiest Americans would drop from almost 40 percent to 25 percent. Non-partisan analysts have predicted those cuts would save the top 1 percent of earners $275,000 a piece.

But Sunday on ABC, Trump predicted the tax would end up being higher.

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Trump says he's 'allowed to change' his stance on taxes, minimum wage

Stephen Baldwin


Baldwin, who was fired by Trump on two different seasons of "The Celebrity Apprentice," said during an interview with Don Lemon on an episode of "CNN Tonight" that Trump would make a "great" president "because he's not a politician, and he doesn't care what anybody thinks."  

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Gary Busey

The actor endorsed Trump back in 2011, even after being fired from season four of "The Celebrity Apprentice," and offered his praise for the presidential hopeful again recently. "He's a great guy. He's sharp. He's fast," he told Fox411. "He can change the country after the last eight years."  

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Dennis Rodman

The retired pro-basketball player tweeted: "@realDonaldTrump has been a great friend for many years. We don't need another politician, we need a businessman like Mr. Trump! Trump 2016." He was fired from season two of "The Celebrity Apprentice." 

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Lou Ferrigno

When asked by TMZ for his thoughts on Trump, the actor and former bodybuilder said, "I hope Donald goes all the way." He was also fired from a season of "The Celebrity Apprentice." 

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Ted Nugent 

The musician wrote an article for WorldNetDaily in which he said, "[Trump] should be given the Medal of Freedom for speaking his mind in such a bold, honest, and straightforward manner."

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Tila Tequila 

The model and reality star posted a video on YouTube expressing her support for Trump.

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Wayne Newton

The Las Vegas entertainer announced his support on "Fox and Friends," “I love Donald, and he would make a great president,” he said. But he also voiced his support for other hopefuls, such as Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush, and Ben Carson. 

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Willie Robertson

The businessman and star of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” supported Trump at a rally in Oklahoma last year, where he was invited up on stage. He officially announced his endorsement in January. 

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Jesse Ventura 

Jesse Ventura

The former pro wrestler, former Minnesota governor, and actor was speaking with previous Trump staffer Roger Stone for "Off the Grid," when Ventura said, "I shocked my staff today. I came in and said, ‘You know what, as far as the Republicans are concerned, I hope Trump wins.'" Though he also added, "Now I’m not a Republican — I’m not a Democrat either — so ultimately, I’d like somebody else to win overall.”

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Terrell Owens 

The retired NFL wide receiver told TMZ Sports, "This may be what the country needs and Trump... He’s a guy who won’t put up with B.S. and has what it takes to change how government is run." He appeared on the most recent season of "The Celebrity Apprentice."   

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"Look, when I'm negotiating with the Democrats, I'm putting in a plan. I'm putting in my optimum plan. It's going to be negotiated, George. It's not going to stay there. They're not going to say, 'There's your plan, let's approve it.' They're going to say, 'Let's see what we can do,'" Trump told ABC's George Stephanopoulos.

That's led some to suggest Trump may be backtracking on his original plan. Days before, while on CNBC, Trump framed his tax stance around the middle class.

"The middle class, many of them haven't had an effective wage increase in 20 years. They're being taxed at a much higher rate. And they're working much harder. It's supposed to be opposite," Trump said on CNBC.

There have been questions about Trump's flexibility on the issue of minimum wage as well. He's said before that he's against increasing it, but told ABC that he's "allowed to change" on both tax plans and the minimum wage.

However, it's not completely clear if Trump now supports a mandated increase in the minimum wage or for the wage to rise through economic processes.

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