Disney CEO Bob Iger fires back at Bernie Sanders following attacks

Disney CEO Bob Iger fires back at Bernie Sanders

Disney CEO Bob Iger has gone on the defensive against Bernie Sanders.

On Wednesday, after the Vermont senator suggested The Walt Disney Company didn’t pay its employees a living wage, Iger shared his thoughts with the Vermont senator.

In a private Facebook post, cited by The Wrap, Iger touted his company’s employment record and challenged the Democratic Socialist to explain how he has created jobs in America.

“To Bernie Sanders: We 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. How many jobs have you created? What have you contributed to the U.S. economy?” Iger wrote.

Sanders attacked Disney during a speech in Anaheim on Tuesday.

“Anybody make a living wage working for Disney?” Sanders asked the crowd. “It’s an example of what we’re talking about when we talk about a rigged economy.”

Sanders had previously accused the media company of “exploiting people in China” and asked Disney to keep more jobs in America.

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Sanders is no stranger to attacks against company’s he believes are hurting America. He recently accused General Electric of “destroying the moral fabric” of America.

An anti-business approach is familiar territory for US Presidential candidates in 2016. Donald Trump called Ford “an absolute disgrace” because of its increased investments in Mexico and its closure of American production facilities.

Written by Peter Mondrose

Peter Mondrose

Peter Mondrose is the Editor-In-Chief at BusinessPundit. He received his degree in Economics in 1998 and a second degree in Journalism in 2004. He has served as a financial adviser, market trader, and freelance journalist for the last 11 years. When he's not investigating market conditions and reporting on workplace news, he can be found traveling with his wife, dog, and laptop. He can be reached at PeterMondrose@BusinessPundit.com or (929) 265-0240.