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Trump envisions changes to tax plan

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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast Sunday that there will be changes to his tax plan after negotiations.

“By the time it gets negotiated, it’s going to be a different plan,” Trump said on ABC’s “This Week.”

{mosads}According to the candidate’s plan, the tax rate for the wealthiest people in the country would drop from 39.6 percent to 25 percent. But he said that would likely change.

“On my plan, they’re going down. But by the time it’s negotiated, they’ll go up,” Trump said.

“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. … 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.’ “

He said the most important parts of his tax plan include lowering taxes on businesses and the middle class. He said he’ll “try and keep everything,” adding that the country is the “highest-taxed nation in the world.”

Regarding minimum wage, Trump also said he thinks “people have to get more.”

“I am looking at it, and I haven’t decided in terms of numbers,” he said.

“Sure, it’s a change. I’m allowed to change. You need flexibility … whether it’s a tax plan … where you know you’re going to negotiate,” he continued.

“But we’re going to come up with something. … I’m going to bring companies back into this country, and they’re going to make a lot more than the $15 even,” Trump said.

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