It’s no secret that Bernie Sanders isn’t a fan of big business.
Well, on Tuesday, Sanders went after the Walt Disney Company for their alleged low wages during an Anaheim Convention Center rally. To his 1,500 supporters present, the 74-year-old relayed:
“Anybody make a living wage working for Disney? It’s an example of what we’re talking about when we talk about a rigged economy… Disney pays its workers wages that are so low that many of them are forced to live in motels because they cannot afford a decent place to live. People are asking is it right that at Disneyland you have a CEO making $46 million while they’re paying their workers starvation wages.”
Oh snap. No wonder Iger’s pissed.
However, the CEO didn’t wait too long to clap back at the politician as he penned online:
“To Bernie Sanders: We created 11,000 new jobs at Disneyland in the past decade, and our company has created 18,000 in the US in the last five years. How many jobs have you created? What have you contributed to the US economy?”
That’s gotta burn! Not to mention the company’s rep followed up with a formal statement, where they noted to TheWrap:
“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.”
Mic drop! TBH, Sanders probably isn’t thrilled that Bob doesn’t “feel the Bern” since he donated $2,700 to Hillary Clinton‘s campaign for president!
[Image via Jordan/WENN.]