Sanders highlights differences with Clinton at NY rally
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Bernie SandersBernie SandersJoe Biden faces an uncertain path Bernie Sanders vows to go to 'war with white nationalism and racism' as president Biden: 'There's an awful lot of really good Republicans out there' MORE on Monday night condemned “the greed of corporate America” and knocked companies that generate billions of dollars but don’t invest in their employees or the communities where they’re based.

Speaking at a rally in Buffalo, N.Y., about a week before the state’s primary, Sanders highlighted a strike that may occur later this week at Verizon if the union representing workers can’t negotiate a contract that improves employee benefits and minimizes outsourcing.


“To make billions in profit, to outsource American jobs, to not invest in our communities, to demand cutting workers benefits, is what the greed of corporate America is all about,” Sanders said. “We are going to change that.”

Sanders also took a jab at the media, arguing that TV news networks should not determine what issues are important to Americans and their families.

“We have the courage to raise the real issues impacting the American people, issues that often don’t appear in television or in the corporate media,” Sanders said.

“It is we and our families who have to determine what reality is, not CNN or ABC,” he continued.

The Vermont senator outlined a laundry list of issues where he and Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonLewandowski on potential NH Senate run: If I run, 'I'm going to win' Fighter pilot vs. astronaut match-up in Arizona could determine control of Senate Progressive Democrats' turnout plans simply don't add up MORE differ, including her 2002 vote for the Iraq War, her support for trade agreements and her paid speeches to Goldman Sachs.

Sanders also attacked Clinton for her stance on fracking. He has called for phasing out the procedure, in which a pressurized mixture of water, sand or gravel and chemicals are injected into the ground to release oil and natural gas.

“She wants to increase regulations on fracking. That does not go far enough,” Sanders said. "In fact, Secretary Clinton, when she was secretary of State, worked with some of the fossil fuels companies to push fracking in countries all over the world. That was a mistake.”

Clinton has said she opposes individual fracking operations if a series of conditions are met.

The Vermont senator also took aim at GOP front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpPossible GOP challenger says Trump doesn't doesn't deserve reelection, but would vote for him over Democrat O'Rourke: Trump driving global, U.S. economy into recession Manchin: Trump has 'golden opportunity' on gun reforms MORE and pointed to polls where Sanders defeats him in general election match-ups. Sanders went on to blast Trump's rhetoric criticizing minority groups and assured supporters that the real estate mogul will not be elected president.

"It ain’t gonna happen," Sanders said. "The American people know that coming together in our proud diversity always trumps dividing us up."

Sanders is hoping to keep up his momentum and recent winning streak after victories in eight of the past nine contests, including among Democrats abroad.

He is competing against Clinton in New York’s delegate-rich April 19 primary as she seeks to extend her lead among pledged delegates.

Both Sanders and Clinton have ties to the Empire State: Sanders grew up in Brooklyn, and Clinton served as U.S. senator from the state.

Polls released Monday show the former secretary of State maintaining a double-digit lead in New York.