Bernie Sanders Talks NH Primary Win with Stephen Colbert
Following his landslide win over Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders took a victory lap on Tuesday’s episode of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Similar to his recent appearance on Saturday Night Live, the Vermont senator pretty much took over the show. Sanders helped the late night host deliver his opening monologue and even received a sandwich-themed skit during Colbert’s recap of the primaries.
The pair also shared a beer and a few boiled peanuts as Colbert prepped Sanders for his next battle in the comedian’s home state of South Carolina.
But despite all of the fun and games, Colbert didn’t shy away from asking the senator some tough questions.
“The top one percent has a lot of influence with the government, and they’re not just going to give it up,” Colbert said. “Those guys and girls are going to fight you very hard, why do you think you can make this change?”
“I think because we’ve reached a point in society where people are very, very unhappy with the status quo,” Sanders replied.
Colbert went on to ask the candidate about any similarities between his campaign and the appeal of Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, a point that was discussed on Monday’s show with guest Bill O’Reilly. Sanders went on to explain the difference, and also snuck in a nice “Bern” against the Fox News host.
“Bill said that if I won the presidency, he would move to Ireland,” Sanders said. “So electing me president is a two-for. You get Sanders and you get Bill to go to Ireland.”
“I think a lot of Donald Trump supporters are angry,” he added. “People have a right to be angry, but what we need to be is rational in figuring out how we address the problems and not simply scapegoating minorities.”
Check out a clip from Sanders chat with Colbert below.