Amazon Exec Taunts Bernie Sanders as Less Progressive Than His Company, Gets Buried by Reports About Awful Working Conditions

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Amazon executive Dave Clark tried to start an online beef with Sen. Bernie Sanders, taunting the Vermont socialist as not as “progressive” as his company — but the move backfired as critics soon bombarded his Tweet with damning news articles about awful working conditions at its warehouses.

On Wednesday, Clark went on the offensive against Sanders, apparently in response to news that the senator will be meeting with activists on Friday at the company’s Bessemer, Alabama warehouse, which is in the midst of high-profile unionization drive.

Scoop: Sanders spox confirms Bernie will travel to Alabama Friday to meet with Amazon workers, many still undecided. @dmedin11 reported earlier on efforts to bring the senator down
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