Serious question in light of this:
Note well: the question is not whether Trump will actually do anything after he is elected to raise minimum wages (excuse me while I laugh… because I would be genuinely astonished if he did), but whether, once he’s the official Republican party candidate, he will be smart enough to make a play for all those angry Bernie Bros who hate Hillary, the Democratic establishment and neoliberalism by presenting himself as pro-working class and as anti-neoliberal – at the same time without making his Republican base angry.
He recently said he wants to turn the Republican party into a “workers’ party” (see here and here). Is this part of a long-term strategy?
Did he chicken out of the proposed Trump versus Bernie Sanders debate as part of this strategy?
So can he do it? Well, to do so will require that all those Bernie people need to, say, hear more of the “old” Donald Trump who was actually in favour of some kind of single payer health care system (yes, as he really was in the past).
Even as recently as last year, he was making noises about something that sounds suspiciously like much more government involvement in health care provision: