Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is under fire for the conditions of his presidential campaign’s sweatshops, but he insists workers in them are treated fairly.

“Our workers get the best bread, among the cleanest water and a nickel an hour, competitive with what I got when I started working at their ages,” a defiant Sanders said at a campaign stop in Davenport, Iowa. “We should be talking about how the millionaires and billionaires are keeping people down, not how I am.”

Sources tell the Hamster that some in the Sanders campaign are urging the candidate to yet improve the sweatshops’ conditions, suggesting to possibly install air conditioning in them and reduce hours to 90 per week.