The Home Secretary fumed at Jeremy Corybn after he criticised the Conservatives for not raising living standards during their time in power.
Amber Rudd snapped back at the Labour leader in the live BBC debate insisting that Mr Corbyn would not be able to provide his manifesto promises.
The Home Secretary said: “We are a party who will always support those in most need and the welfare bill for helping people with disabilities has gone up £7billion in the past seven years and is now at £50billion.
“We will always provide that safety net when it is needed.”
Amber Rudd put down Jeremy Corbyn on welfare payments
Mr Corbyn fired back at the Conservative politician suggesting she was not “credible” on the issue of living standards.
“You tried to take personal independence payment’s away from people with disabilities and then you turned yourselves around in a few days on that, you are not credible on this issue,” he added.
The Home Secretary hit back at Mr Corbyn, insisting his promises in the Labour manifesto would need a “magic money tree”.
She raged: “Jeremy I know there is no extra payment you don’t want to add.
“No tax you don’t want to rise, but the fact is we have to concentrate our resources on the people who need it most.
“We have to stop thinking as you do, that there is a magic money tree.
“You have to be accountable on the money you want to spend.”
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The TV election debate – in pictures Wed, May 31, 2017
The televised debate saw Jeremy Corbyn, Amber Rudd, Paul Nuttall, Caroline Lucas, Angus Robertson, Tim Farron and Leanne Wood go toe-to-toe
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The politicians taking part in the debate
Meanwhile, the Conservatives will lose their outright majority clinched by David Cameron in 2015 in the upcoming June 8 election, a YouGov projection has claimed.
The calamitous news for the prime minister comes from the first seat by seat projection for the campaign, which suggests the Conservatives will fall 16 seats short of an overall majority. The polling method has taken into account an unusual technique using a complex computer model.
The YouGov prediction would leave Mrs May with 310 MPs – 20 fewer than at the time of dissolution of the last Parliament – while Labour are set to surge from 229 to 257 MPs on June 8 election, a gain of 28 seats in the Commons.
The scenario could leave Mrs May’s hand weakened ahead of Brexit negotiations – or see her ousted by an opposing coalition government.
Amber Rudd stepped in instead of the Prime Minister in tonight's debate, as she said she was focusing on Brexit.