Trump came out and called Elizabeth Warren a liar yesterday in a Twitter feud of growing intensity, when he said that she said he wanted to abolish the federal minimum wage. I did not capitalize that phrase as Mr. Trump did because capitalizing that phrase would be incorrect. Moving on.
Here is the tweet that Mr. Trump was referring to:
Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandoski had a different story for a Virginia radio talk show host on Tuesday when he said “we should allow the states to decide how much it is,” he said. States can currently set their own wages, but they must follow the federal rate even if the state minimum is lower or nonexistent. It should be a state-based decision and I think there are some things, many things, where the federal government does not belong and this may be one of them.”
“It should be a state-based decision” is what Trump’s own campaign manager said less than 24 hours before Trump called a sitting Senator a liar.
Trump expressed a similar sentiment to his campaign manager on May 9, telling Meet The Press “I don’t know how people make it on $7.25 an hour. Now, with that being said, I would like to see an increase of some magnitude, but I’d rather leave it to the states. Let the states decide, because don’t forget, the states have to compete with each other…So I like the idea of let the states decide.” So he’s for an increase but wants to abolish the federal minimum wage? Sounds like Donald Trump is the liar here, not Elizabeth Warren.