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Published On: Sun, May 29th, 2016

Bernie Sanders attacks Disney over salaries, ‘workers cannot find housing and they have to stay in hotels’

Vermont Senator and Democratic candidate for president Bernie Sanders is stopping with his criticism of Disney over wages at Disneyland slamming the Mouse House at a rally in Lancaster, California, telling the crowd that “The company makes billions of dollars in profit, but they are paying workers… wages that are so low that many of the workers cannot find housing and they have to stay in hotels.”

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Sanders first took aim back at an Anaheim rally, prompting Disney CEO Bob Iger to write on Facebook that the company “created 11,000 new jobs at Disneyland in the past decade, and our company has created 18,000 in the U.S. in the last five years.”

Iger, a prominent supporter of Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, tore into Sanders, asking “How many jobs have you created? What have you contributed to the U.S. economy?”

Another Disney spokesperson added to Iger’s rebuttal, noting the contributions Disney parks and related tourism make to the local economy as the area’s largest employer.

Sanders then took issue with Disney for outsourcing manufacturing to China and other locales. “I say to Disney, bring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck back to America.”

The socialist Sander’s comments come as his campaign enters what may be its final phase.

Sanders will need to win landslide primary victories in both the California and New Jersey primaries in order to win the Democratic Party nomination for president. While it’s still a longshot, Sanders and Clinton are currently virtually tied in California polls.

Disney brings a live-action film to bring the famous "Fantasia" sequence to life

Disney brings a live-action film to bring the famous “Fantasia” sequence to life

 

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