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Governors Malloy, Jindal have war of words after presidential meeting

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A war of words between the governors of Connecticut and Louisiana continued Tuesday, a day after a heated exchange in Washington over raising minimum wage.

Governors Dannel Malloy and possible candidate for president Bobby Jindal were supposed to be attending a bipartisan meeting with President Barack Obama.

However, Jindal, a Republican, gave his opinion of the meeting to reporters on the White House lawn.

"This president and the White House seems to be waving the white flag of surrender," Jindal said.

Malloy responded, "Until a few moments ago we were going down a pretty cooperative road," he said. "I don't know what the heck was a reference a white flag when it comes to people making $404 a week. That's the most insane statement I've ever heard."

Malloy continue to jab at Jindal on Twitter on Tuesday.

"When it comes to lifting people out of poverty, there should be no disagreement," Malloy tweeted at Jindal. He followed the post with "#RaiseTheWage = fewer people in poverty."

Jindal had not responded as of noon Tuesday.

Connecticut's minimum wage went up to $8.70 an hour this year. Governor Malloy wants to get it to $10.10 by 2017.

President Obama said he's been trying to do the same thing on the national level. 

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