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Scott Walker thinks equal pay for women is a plot to ‘pit one group of Americans versus another’

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In a recent interview, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) criticized Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s proposal that would mandate men and women be paid equally for doing the same job, saying it was divisive.

Clinton, who pushed equal pay legislation when she was a U.S. Senator, had previously taken a pot shot at Walker for calling equal pay protections “a bogus issue.”

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Dredging up Clinton’s comment, Walker told Adriana Cohen of Boston Herald Radio, that Clinton was trying to “pit one group of Americans versus another,” reports Right Wing Watch.

Host Cohen introduced the subject after citing a bogus report that Clinton paid women in her Senate office less than men, and Walker used that as a launching pad for his attack on the former Secretary of State.

“Well, it’s a part of that amazing double standard,” Walker said. “But I think there’s  an even a bigger issue than that. And this is sadly something that would make her consistent with the president, and that is I believe that the president and now Hillary Clinton tend to think that politically they do better if they pit one group of Americans versus another.”

Walker dismissed equal pay for equal work as somehow inconsistent with “making all every American’s life better,” before segueing into one of his favorite topics: blaming liberals for providing poor Americans with government safety net services such as food stamps and healthcare.

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“For them, their measure of success in government is how many people are dependent on the government, how many people are dependent, on whether its Medicaid or food stamps or health care or other things out there,”  Walker explained.

Listen to audio below, captured by Right Wing Watch:

 

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President Donald Trump kicked off his Sunday morning by going on a multi-tweet rant about the New York Times where he blamed them for his poor poll numbers and called them "an evil propaganda machine.'

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Trump suggests hitting France with 100 percent tariff on wine over dispute with Macron

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According to a report from Bloomberg, President Donald Trump publicly suggested that he would consider a 100 percent tariff on wines coming from France.

The report states that the president recently made the suggestion as part of his trade war that has crippled American manufacturers and farmers while at the same time hitting American consumers' wallets.

Trump's comments came during a recent Long Island fundraiser and were tied to his unhappiness with President Emmanuel Macron and his tax on multinational technology companies.

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Chinese authorities have found at least one firearm in a FedEx package sent from the US, local police said Sunday, in the latest incident to befall the logistics firm in China.

Police in Fuzhou, eastern Fujian province, said "in recent days" they had received a tip about a package sent to a Fujian-based sporting goods company.

The parcel was sent by a US client and contained at least one firearm, said Jin'an district police through their official Twitter-like Weibo account.

The firearm has been seized and officers are investigating, they added, without specifying the number of weapons in the package.

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