Sanders highlights differences with Clinton at NY rally
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Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden alleges Sanders campaign 'doctored video' to attack him on Social Security record Sanders campaign responds to Biden doctored video claims: Biden should 'stop trying to doctor' public record The Memo: Sanders-Warren battle could reshape Democratic primary 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 Clinton Democrats plot new approach to win over rural voters The Memo: Sanders-Warren battle could reshape Democratic primary Rosenstein says he authorized release of Strzok-Page texts 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 TrumpTrump's newest Russia adviser, Andrew Peek, leaves post: report Hawley expects McConnell's final impeachment resolution to give White House defense ability to motion to dismiss Trump rips New York City sea wall: 'Costly, foolish' and 'environmentally unfriendly idea' 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.