Fox Host Confronts Christie: Was Your Minimum Wage Remark ‘Cavalier’?

“Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace on Sunday asked New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) about his comment that he was “tired” of talking about the minimum wage.

“For people making $7.25 an hour, the minimum wage now, they say that getting an increase to $10 an hour would make a big difference in their lives, and you were being cavalier about it,” Wallace said to Christie.

The governor said he was just being honest.

“I’m saying it exactly as I see it,” Christie responded. “What we need to do in this country is not have debate over a higher minimum wage. We have to have a debate over creating better-paying middle class jobs in this country. If that somehow doesn’t comport with what people in the political elite want, well, I’m sorry.”

Christie said he thinks “opportunity inequality” is a bigger issue than income inequality.

H/t Mediaite

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