Sanders says Trump is 'getting nervous'
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWarren embraces Thiel label: 'Good' Sanders slams decision not to charge officer who killed Eric Garner Cardi B says voters let Bernie Sanders down MORE (I-Vt.) said Sunday that Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpEsper sidesteps question on whether he aligns more with Mattis or Trump Warren embraces Thiel label: 'Good' As tensions escalate, US must intensify pressure on Iran and the IAEA MORE is attacking the Democratic presidential candidate because the GOP front-runner is “getting nervous.”


“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.