Romanians make fun of Bernie Sanders over Internet tweet

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BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A travel agency has offered Bernie Sanders airline tickets to visit Romania as residents alternately mocked or felt hurt by the Democratic presidential candidate who said Romania had faster Internet than the U.S.

Sanders criticized the low internet speed in the US in a Twitter post Wednesday. "Today, people living in Bucharest, Romania, have access to much faster Internet than most of the US. That's unacceptable and must change," he posted.

Romanians reacted Thursday, some making fun of him, others saying they were offended. One Twitter user urged the U.S. to scrap visa requirements for Romanians so engineers could travel to the U.S to fix the problem.

Another said Romania also had more CIA prisons than the U.S, alluding to reports that Romania hosted CIA "black sites."