Trump suggests no tax on tips at Las Vegas rally



Donald Trump proposed eliminating taxes on service industry tips at a rally in Las Vegas, a proposal criticized by the Culinary Union as a wild campaign promise. Trump has been touring various locations including California and Arizona, raising $27.5 million in recent fundraisers and shifting focus from his recent conviction on 34 felony counts tied to a hush money scheme. The Trump campaign also launched the “Latino Americans for Trump” coalition hoping to gain Hispanic voters, and aimed at the state of Nevada where a shift in Hispanic votes could potentially secure a win in a state that has backed the Democratic nominee in four consecutive elections.

Trump’s Rally in Swing State Nevada

At a Sunday campaign rally in the key swing state of Las Vegas, Donald Trump proposed eliminating taxes on tips, aiming to win over the state’s significant service industry workers.

His proposal was instantly criticised by the influential Culinary Union as “wild campaign promises from a convicted felon”, referring to Trump’s recent conviction in a New York hush-money trial.

Trump’s Las Vegas visit follows high-dollar fundraisers in California and a campaign town hall in Arizona. The campaign has raised a total of $27.5 million from the four events.

Trump’s West coast excursion occurs as his campaign aims to shift focus to the general election after his conviction on 34 felony counts related to a pay-off scheme before the 2016 election.

The Trump campaign in Las Vegas also launched a new “Latino Americans for Trump” initiative, aiming to increase its outreach to Hispanic voters ahead of November’s election.

Recent polls have indicated a shift towards Trump among Hispanic voters, who traditionally vote Democratic. In Nevada, where Latino voters make up a significant portion of the electorate, winning over some of them could help deliver Trump the critical battleground state, and potentially the White House.

Trump has yet to endorse a candidate in the state’s tense GOP Senate primary.

In preparation for expected extreme heat at the rally, the Trump campaign doubled the emergency medical staff on site, added new misting fans and increased the water available to attendees.

These new precautions were introduced after 12 people were transported to the hospital due to heat-related illness from Trump’s Phoenix campaign event, according to the Phoenix Fire Department.

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