That’s one way of getting voters! Bernie Sanders did his best to appeal to the young vote by appearing at Coachella, via a video message, to introduce hip-hop act Run The Jewels onto the stage on Apr. 16. Watch the video here!
That’ll show them who’s down with the kids! Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, 74, surprised festival goers at Coachella on Apr. 16 by dropping a video message before Run the Jewels hit the stage in the desert. The Presidential hopeful even called the hip-hop supergroup “my friends” as he announced them over through video screens on the stage.
Now obviously he can’t attend in person, because he’s got far too much to do on his own campaign trail. However, he did take time to record a detailed message, even thanking Killer Mike for his support so far.
“I thought the least I could do for both of you is help you out by bringing a few young people together,” Bernie joked as a crowd gathered around the stage for the band’s set. “One of the highlights of running for president over the course of this last year has been getting to know Killer Mike,” Sanders continued. “His depth of passion, his knowledge and commitment to community is an inspiration to me and I value his friendship immensely. El-P, keep up the great work and let’s get to know each other better in the months that come.”
The band then came on to the sound of Queen’s classic hit “Bohemian Rhapsody” as the crowd cheered wildly, but was it Bernie that stole the attention away from their set? I guess you’d have to have been there.
Since starting his campaign, Bernie has had a lot of celebrity support. Notable fans that have stood up for Bernie’s beliefs, include Sarah Silverman and Seth MacFarlane. As President Barack Obama found before he was elected, a celebrity-endorsed campaign always works well with swaying voters. Maybe this will help him in the long run?
We have to say, Bernie’s fighting the race the best way he knows how, and has been scoring victories of late, most recently at the Wyoming caucus. It looks like it’ll go down to the wire.
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Bernie’s message? Was it cool or is he trying to hard? Tell us what you think below!