Ocasio-Cortez Slams Ivanka Trump for 'Living Wage' Criticism

'As a person who actually worked for tips & hourly wages in my life, instead of having to learn about it 2nd-hand, I can tell you that most people want to be paid enough to live'

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ivanka Trump.
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Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ripped into Ivanka Trump Tuesday after the first daughter responded to Cortez’s vow to pay a “living wage,” saying people don’t "want to be given something" and added that she believes "people want to work for what they get."

Cortez tweeted in response, "As a person who actually worked for tips & hourly wages in my life, instead of having to learn about it 2nd-hand, I can tell you that most people want to be paid enough to live."

"A living wage isn’t a gift, it’s a right. Workers are often paid far less than the value they create," she continued.

Ivanka Trump, who is both the daughter of billionaire and married to the son of a billionaire, told Fox News on Sunday, “So, I think that this idea of a guaranteed minimum is not something most people want. They want the ability to be able to secure a job. They want the ability to live in a country where there’s the potential for upward mobility.”

The first daughter added on Tuesday that she does support a minimum wage, but not "a minimum guarantee for people 'unwilling to work.'"

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