Trump wants a $25-a-pack grocery price increase for New York residents and is calling on supermarket giants to accept the price hike.
In a speech on Wednesday at a New York City business forum, Trump said the price increase would help boost sales of his businesses.
“The people of New York are going to be better off because of this,” Trump said.
“They will be buying from us at a much higher price, and I don’t know what else I can do.
I don of course need any help with that.
But we’re going to get the price of everything down to the point where it’s going to make a huge difference for the people of this state.”
Trump also wants a “massive, massive” price cut on some products like pizza, which will cost consumers $3 a slice.
The New York Post reported on Wednesday that Trump would also ask supermarkets to make more pizza at a discounted price.
“We will make the pizza, the pizza will be great,” Trump told the crowd.
“The price will go up $3 to $2, and we’ll be in business for years to come.
And we will have the biggest pizza in the world, right?
The prices are going up all the time, and this is going to happen.”
Trump is expected to be one of the keynote speakers at the event, hosted by the New York Council on Environmental Quality.