Bernie Sanders has one last chance to make a stand for the Democratic nomination, but did he just attack Disney?
Bernie Sanders speaking at a campaign rally in Anaheim, California decided to use Disney as an example of what is wrong in America. He just happened to be less than a few miles from Disneyland.
Bernie started by asking how many people work at Disneyland and there were a noticeable amount of cheers coming from the crowd.
Bernie then asked how many people earn a living wage from Disney? The crowd yelled much louder, “none”.
“The system is rigged,” Bernie kept saying and continued to pick on Disney.
“I’m probably the only politician to come to Anaheim and say this. I use Disney not to pick on Disney but as an example of what we are talking about when we talk about a rigged economy.”
Bernie didn’t stop there. He complained that Disney World in Florida hired 250 non-Americans to do jobs that Americans could do. He complained about how much the CEO of Disney makes while some of the workers have to live in hotels.
Bernie kept going on and on about how the system is rigged and his audience loved it.
Well everyone except for Disney, of course. A Disney spokesperson made a statement to Politico on Tuesday.
“Mr. Sanders clearly doesn’t have his facts right. The Disneyland Resort generates more than $5.7 billion annually for the local economy, and as the area’s largest employer has added more than 11,000 jobs over the last decade, a 65% increase. These numbers don’t take into account our $1 billion expansion to add a Star Wars-themed land, which will create thousands of additional jobs across multiple sectors.”
Bernie is really good at getting Democratic youth all wound-up and wanting to rage war against the system, but he still has a problem with facts.
Facts don’t seem to be a problem for his supporters. They love Bernie, but do they love him enough to vote on June 7th in California? We’ll see.
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