Bernie Sanders had Donald Trump in his crosshairs at the third Democratic debate on Dec. 19, saying that he wants to help “the rich get richer” by keeping the minimum wage low, and using racism as a distraction. This is getting intense!
Hillary Clinton, 68, Bernie Sanders, 74, and Martin O’Malley, 52, squared off for the third time on Dec. 19, but Bernie took on Donald Trump with the most passion. He claim the billionaire turned politician wants to keep the minimum wage low in order to help the “rich get richer.” Here’s what went down.
Bernie went head to head for the third time with Hillary and Martin on Saturday, December 19 in New Hampshire, just four days after the intense Republican Debate in Las Vegas on December 15. While he battled his direct competition, Bernie also turned his attention to his GOP counterpart Donald, attacking him for working to benefit the wealthy. TUNE INTO THE LIVE STREAM RIGHT HERE.
When asked about terrorism, Bernie said that while citizens are worried about that, their major concern is a living wage. “They’re anxious about the fact that they are working incredibly long hours, they’re worried about their kids and they’re seeing the income and wealth going to the top 1%,” said Bernie, turning his sights on the billionaire.
“And they’re looking at Washington and saying the rich are getting much richer, I’m getting poorer, what are you going to do for my kids? And somebody like a Trump comes along and says I know the answers.” According to Bernie, the answer is telling people to hate Mexicans and Muslims while working to disenfranchise all middle and lower class people that are struggling financially.
“Meanwhile, the rich get richer,” says Bernie. “So what I say to those people who go to Donald Trump’s rallies, understand, he thinks a low minimum wage in America is a good idea. He thinks low wages are a good idea.” Bernie has fought hard for raising the minimum wage to $15/hr, what he calls a “living wage” while Donald wants to keep it where it is.
While the Republican candidates are still battling against each other, it seems Hillary and Bernie have turned their focus from those within the Democratic party, to the big leagues. Bernie, a New Hampshire senator, is projected to have a 5 point lead in the key voting state, while Hillary leads 20 points overall. Perhaps they should focus more on each other than Donald.
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