Bernie Sanders Surprises Stephen Colbert, Launches T-Shirts From Cannon
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders forgot about politics on Thursday night and fired a T-shirt cannon during a surprise appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
The Vermont senator appeared during Colbert’s “Wheel of News” - a spoof on Wheel of Fortune.
When the wheel landed on “Mystery Guest,” Sanders appeared on stage and sat down with the host to talk about his campaign.
“I hope that superdelegates look at who the strongest candidate is in the Democratic party and that is me,” Sanders said.
Sanders then spun the “Wheel of News” and it landed on “T-shirt Cannon.” The host pulled out a T-shirt cannon and handed it to the senator, who shot swag into the joyous crowd.
Following his appearance, Sanders went to the Mott Haven section of The Bronx for a rally. Thousands of supporters showed up including Spike Lee and Rosario Dawson.
The 74-year-old candidate told his supporters: “It looks like the South Bronx is prepared to tell the billionaire class that they cannot have it all. It looks like the South Bronx wants to create an economy that works for all of us not just the one percent.”
Sanders is gearing up for the big April 19 New York primary which will pit the Brooklyn-born candidate against former New York Senator and state transplant, Hillary Clinton.
In a recent Quinnipiac University poll, Clinton leads Sanders by 12 percent in New York.
"The home-court advantage helps both party's front-runners in the presidential primaries in New York," said Quinnipiac University Poll Assistant Director Maurice Carroll.