Just days before Delaware voters head to the polls, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders hosted a rally in Wilmington.
Sanders spoke to a crowd of hundreds at the Chase Center in Wilmington Saturday afternoon, hoping to secure support in Tuesday’s presidential primary. Sanders told the First State, “With your help on Tuesday, we’re going to win here in Delaware.”
In a state which has seen the loss of two car manufacturing plants over the past decade, Sanders criticized corporations who have moved production jobs overseas in what has become a familiar theme in his campaign. “They do not want to pay workers in Delaware or Vermont or any place else a living wage,” Sanders said.
He criticized U.S. trade agreements that he said encourage companies to send jobs overseas to take advantage of cheaper labor costs and then import products back into the U.S. to make billions in profits. “I tell corporate America today, here’s a heads up guys, if I’m elected president we are going to change those policies.”
Sanders’ visit follows Republican Donald Trump’s campaign visit to Harrington on Friday. On Monday, Sanders’ Democratic primary opponent Hillary Clinton is scheduled to visit Wilmington for a midday rally at the Queen Theatre.