Donald Trump went to war with Sen. Bernie Sanders over the federal minimum wage on Tuesday night, calling him a liar for claiming a day earlier that he would support allowing states to lower the wage floor for Americans.
The billionaire Republican for the first time seemed to publicly support a $10 per hour federal minimum, a 38 per cent increase over the current $7.25, while allowing that some states ‘are going to raise it higher than that.’
Sanders had claimed in his Democratic National Convention speech Monday night that Trump ‘does not support raising the federal minimum wage of seven-and-a-quarter an hour, a starvation wage. … He believes that states should actually have the right to lower the minimum wage below seven-and-a-quarter.’
Trump minced no words in an interview Tuesday with Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly, saying: ‘He lied last night.’
‘I mean, it was a total lie,’…