BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - Bernie Sanders took the stage at a Fox News town hall in Bethlehem, Pa. on Monday.
Outside Bethlehem’s Quest Arts Center more than 50 Donald Trump supporters chanted "build the wall” and “4 more years" but, inside the 500 seat town hall venue it was a Bernie Sanders lovefest. Over the course of 60 minutes, the Vermont senator laid out his views on raising business taxes.
“You didn’t hear me say we will raise taxes on small businesses. What we are talking about raising taxes on large profitable corporations," Sanders said.
He spoke of his own newfound wealth, given his views on income inequality.
“So if anyone thinks I should apologize for writing a best-selling book I’m sorry, I’m not going to do it," he said.
He talked about raising the minimum wage.
“If you work 40 hours a week, people don’t want to live in poverty. We’ve got to raise the minimum wage to a living wage," Sanders said.
Afterword, the departing crowd gave Sanders mostly high marks for his performance.
“Uplifting, uplifting," Mary Elizabeth Ogden said.