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Fresno Grizzlies lose sponsor due to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez video

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) during a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington on April 10.
(Patrick Semansky / Associated Press)

A company has cut ties with a California minor league baseball team that played a Memorial Day video at its ballpark that included an image of Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with images of Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro.

The Fresno Bee reports the raisin company Sun-Maid terminated its sponsorship of the Fresno Grizzlies on Wednesday.

The company acknowledged the Grizzlies apologized but said terminating the sponsorship was the right thing to do.

The Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals has said it failed to properly vet the video found on YouTube.

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The video has patriotic images and excerpts from President Reagan’s first inaugural speech.

When Reagan mentions “enemies of freedom,” the video shows the North Korean leader, Ocasio-Cortez of New York and the late Cuban leader.


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