President Donald Trump said Tuesday that it’s not a question of if he’ll win Ohio, but when.
“It’s a question about when and how,” Trump said at a press conference with House Speaker Karen Handel.
“We’ve got to make a decision and we’ve got some people coming down here.
We’ve got other states.
We’re going to see.”
Ohio has been among Trump’s biggest targets for his populist, anti-establishment agenda and the state’s unemployment rate rose to 5.3 percent in August from 5.2 percent a year earlier.
The unemployment rate in November, which was the highest in more than a year, was 4.8 percent.
Trump has touted the unemployment rate as a sign that people are ready for change.
“The job numbers are a very, very good sign for the American people,” Trump told reporters Tuesday.
“If you look at the last three months, they’re the lowest since June of last year, and we’re going through a tremendous economic recovery.
And I think they’re going up.
And you look back, they’ll come back down.
Trump said he will sign a bill to lift the minimum wage to $15 an hour by early next year. “
And you look forward to making the tough decisions, but we’ll be making them, but I don’t think we can do it by the time we’re done with it.”
Trump said he will sign a bill to lift the minimum wage to $15 an hour by early next year.
The GOP is currently weighing whether to extend the $10.10 an hour threshold that was in place in the aftermath of the Great Recession.
Handel is leading a push for an $11.10 federal minimum wage.