Bernie Sanders just nailed Donald Trump in an outright lie, and exposed the fallacies of his being a working class populist.
In a recent interview with Sanders, Bernie says about Trump: “Meanwhile, interestingly enough, John, this is a guy who does not want to raise the minimum wage. In fact, he has said that he thinks wages in America are too high. But he does want to give hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to top three-tenths of one percent.”
Trump went into panic mode after the curtain was pulled on his pretense to populism, in response Trump twitters: “@BernieSanders-who blew his campaign when he gave Hillary a pass on her e-mail crime, said that I feel wages in America are too high. Lie!“
Well, it turns out Sanders did not lie, Trump has said multiple times he believes wages in America are too high.
Here is one example from the first Republican debate: “But, taxes too high, wages too high, we’re not going to be able to compete against the world. I hate to say it, but we have to leave it the way it is. People have to go out, they have to work really hard and have to get into that upper stratum. But we can not do this if we are going to compete with the rest of the world. We just can’t do it.”
Sorry Trump, lowering wages on workers who can’t afford to save for retirement or pay exorbitant medical bills will not “Make America Great Again.”
Score one – a big one – for the true populist: Bernie Sanders.
Oy Donald, what a putz.