Democratic presidential frontrunner Bernie Sanders and his campaign traveled to Atlanta this week for a rally where he was joined by Run The Jewel’s rapper Killer Mike, who delivered an emotional and powerful speech to introduce the senator.
"In my heart of hearts, I truly believe that Sen. Bernie Sanders is the right man to lead this country," he said. Mike also told the crowd to "stay confronting b******t wherever you turn."
Before the rally, the two hung out together at an Atlanta Busy Bee restaurant. According to ABC News, the two ordered a meal of fried chicken, macaroni and yams.
“It was just a conversation between two angry radical guys, one 74 and white and one 40 and black, and finding common ground,” the hip-hop artist told reporters before the evening rally.
“I don't think any other presidential candidate would be able to take the hopes and dreams of African Americans from 2008, when we hoped and dreamed that Barack Obama would represent our community,” he said, praising Sanders message of income equality, expanded social programs and higher minimum wages.
“I think that this man represents policies that will set those things in action and light a new economic fire in my community and we’d be remiss not to know it.”
I appreciate Sen. Bernie Sanders for Coming in #TheSWAGShop on Edgewood ave and talking with me for an hr about the course this country is taking. Thank U Sen. Sanders! #SpecialThanksToMattAndNoniesToo #ThankUSenSandersStaff #ThankUSWAG Shop Staff. Thank All who #FeelTheBurn #APoliticalRevoltionIsComing #HeThrowUp #RTJ #CoolOldMan #RespectHim
Killer Mike is a big fan of Sanders. He endorsed the Vermont senator last June, citing Sanders’ position on restoring the Voting Rights Act as the main reason.
It's official I support @SenSanders! His call 4 the restoration of the voters rights act sealed the deal for me.— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) June 29, 2015
love my brother @KillerMike. he stands behind his beliefs and he puts himself out there and on the front lines for them.— el-p (@therealelp) November 24, 2015
I love the fact @KillerMike is introduced as "Killer Mike," I also love the fact he rocked a RTJ sweater, but I love that speech the most.— Long Beach (@Bruce_Smith562) November 24, 2015
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