Bernie Sanders has slammed low Internet speeds for users in the US by making a comparison between America and Romania.
The US democratic presidential candidate tweeted on Wednesday that “High-speed Internet access is no longer a luxury. It’s crucial for rural America to be connected and do business with the rest of the world”
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“Today, people living in Bucharest, Romania, have access to much faster Internet than most of the US,” he later wrote, adding, “that’s unacceptable and must change,” without explaining why he chose Romania for comparison.
Sanders’ remarks aroused resentment among Romanians, with some making fun of him, saying, the US should scrap visa requirements for Romanians so the country’s engineers could travel to the US to fix its Internet problem.
Another Romanian user created a new campaign poster for Sanders, who is trailing Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, reading, “Make America’s Internet speed great again: Invade Romania!”
Being offended at Sander’s assumptions, others wrote that it sounded like Sanders feels Americans are “entitled to being better than everyone else,” calling that attitude “very disrespectful.”
Sanders is currently in second place, behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in polling and delegates of the US Democratic presidential race.