Wealthy Amer­i­cans Should Pay More Taxes, Trump Says Now

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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

Don­ald Trump.

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