Hillary Clinton told a Charlotte crowd earlier this month that Donald Trump wants to get rid of the federal minimum wage, but that she would raise it.
That part of Clinton’s speech got a lot of cheers. In North Carolina as a whole, and Charlotte in particular, the upward mobility prospects are some of the worst in the country, according to at least one recent study.
But was Clinton right in her attack on Trump?
PolitiFact looked into Trump’s claims about the minimum wage and found that he has stated several positions on the topic. Read the full article to find out what, exactly, Trump has said about the minimum wage and how his personal opinions differ from his policy positions.
Doran: 919-836-2858; Twitter: @will_doran
Speaker: Hillary Clinton
Statement: Says Donald Trump “wants to get rid of the federal minimum wage.”
Rating: Donald Trump has said exactly that. He would rather let the states decide whether to have a minimum wage, and if so, how high it should be. We rate this claim True.