Wealthy Americans Should Pay More Taxes, Trump Says Now
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Sunday he was open to raising taxes on wealthy Americans, backing off his prior proposal to reduce taxes on all Americans. “I am willing to pay more, and you know what, the wealthy are willing to pay more,” Mr Trump told ABC’s ‘This Week’. Mr Trump, who effectively sealed the Republican presidential nomination last week, after the departure from the race of his two remaining rivals, has pledged to unify the party behind him. But prominent Republicans remain deeply divided over the New York billionaire’s candidacy. Republicans such as Paul Ryan, the top Republican in the House of Representatives, have distanced them- selves from Mr Trump over his proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States.
Mr Trump’s fiercely anti-trade rhetoric is also at odds with the views of Ryan and many other probusiness Republicans.
Underscoring the party divisions, former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, a Trump supporter, vowed on Sunday to work to defeat Mr Ryan, the House speaker, in his August 9 Wisconsin primary race against a conservative businessman. Speaking on CNN’s “State of the
Union” programme, Ms Palin criticised Mr Ryan for saying he was not yet ready to endorse Mr Trump. Times of India