Sanders says Trump is 'getting nervous'
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSocially-distanced 'action figure' photo of G7 leaders goes viral Progressives want to tighten screws beyond Manchin and Sinema Overnight Energy: Biden seeks to reassert US climate leadership | President to 'repeal or replace' Trump decision removing protections for Tongass | Administration proposes its first offshore wind lease sale MORE (I-Vt.) said Sunday that Donald TrumpDonald TrumpEx-DOJ official Rosenstein says he was not aware of subpoena targeting Democrats: report Ex-Biden adviser says Birx told him she hoped election turned out 'a certain way' Cheney rips Arizona election audit: 'It is an effort to subvert democracy' MORE is attacking the Democratic presidential candidate because the GOP front-runner is “getting nervous.”

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“It appears that Mr. Trump is getting nervous that working families are catching on that his policies represent the interests of the billionaire class against almost everyone else. He refuses to support raising the minimum wage,” Sanders said in a statement. “He believes wages are too high and he wants to provide hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to the very richest families in America. That’s not an agenda that ‘makes America great.’”

Sanders was responding to a tweet from Trump, sent earlier Sunday in reaction to a comment Sanders made on “Meet the Press” that Trump believed wages are too high.

At a November primary debate, Trump was asked about whether he supported raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.

“Taxes too high, wages too high," he responded. "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.”

Trump said days later than he was referring only to what would happen if the minimum wage was raised.