MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is complaining about reports that this year's U.S. Olympic athletes are wearing uniforms made in China.
News broke Thursday on several outlets that the red, white and blue uniforms to be worn by U.S. athletes at the London games were of Chinese origin.
Sanders says he sees no reason why uniforms for U.S. athletes aren't made in the U.S. He says it's a sign of a disastrous trade policy that needs changing.
In the past, Sanders has gone after the Smithsonian Institution for selling busts of presidents in its gift shop that also were made in China.
Designer Ralph Lauren announced Friday that the uniforms it provides the U.S. Olympic team at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, will, in fact, be made in the United States.
Ralph Lauren initially declined comment on the criticism, but 24 hours later announced clothes for future Olympics would be made in the United States.
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