Despite Megyn Kelly’s best efforts to slime Cory Booker last night, he visited Fox & Friends this morning and blew away their Donald Trump trumpeting.
The Friends should have known they were in trouble when cohost Brian Kilmeade tried and failed to shrug off Booker’s concern about a waitress not making it with just one job.
“Of course, because waiters live on tips. Everyone’s waited tables,” he said dismissively.
“Right, but this is a diner,” Booker replied. “You know this. In Jersey diners, you’re not making enough tips to get over the poverty line.”
“But if you up the minimum wage, they go out of business,” Kilmeade said.
Booker had the perfect response.
BOOKER: But the facts, this is what I love. When I was mayor, I said, “in God we trust, but everybody else bring me data.” They look now at data of cities that have raised the minimum wage versus the ones right next to them. They don’t lose more jobs. In fact, you see places like Seattle that are actually, the restaurants are doing better there.
Booker is correct. States that have raised their minimum wage have experienced faster job growth.
Kilmeade dropped the subject.
But the three cohosts did go on to act more as Donald Trump apologists and/or press agents than news hosts.
Watch them spin Trump’s attack on the disabled and John McCain and even, after Booker pointed out Trump’s attacks on Fox’s Megyn Kelly, the group applauded his treatment of women. From the July 26 Fox & Friends.