Trump Makes Bold Campaign Promise to Service Industry Workers

Former President Donald Trump focused on stamina during his Sunday rally in Las Vegas. The event was held in 104-degree heat. About 6,900 people attended, according to Las Vegas Metro police. Six were hospitalized for heat-related issues.

Trump’s rally came two days before Nevada’s primary. He didn't endorse anyone in the U.S. Senate’s Republican race. Army veteran Sam Brown and Trump’s former ambassador to Iceland, Jeff Gunter, hoped for his support.

Trump introduced a new proposal, never mentioned before. He promised to end taxes on tips. This proposal is likely popular in Nevada, where tips are crucial for the economy.

The no-tax-on-tips pledge adds detail to Trump’s tax plan. He has promised tax relief for middle-income workers and small businesses.

"So this is the first time I've said this," Trump told the crowd. "For hotel workers and people that get tips, you're going to be very happy because when I get to office, we are going to not charge taxes on tips people (are) making."

Trump emphasized he would implement this change immediately. He promised to seek legislation in Congress to support it. "You do a great job of service, you take care of people, and I think it's going to be something that really is deserved."

Previously, Trump pledged to make permanent the individual tax cuts from 2017. These cuts expire at the end of 2025. Experts estimate that making them permanent could raise U.S. deficits by $4 trillion over ten years.

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