‘F*ck Trump’: Bernie Sanders and Killer Mike talk About Republican Racism in the 2016 Campaign

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) sat down with rapper Killer Mike of Run the Jewels for an hour-long conversation covering topics from the 2016 presidential race to economic and social justice to the way some Republican candidates are using racism to advance their campaigns.

Rolling Stone reported that Killer Mike got particularly heated when discussing GOP frontrunner and real estate mogul Donald Trump.

“I played Mexico City yesterday…and I yelled, ‘Fuck Trump!’ and basically 20,000 Mexican citizens repeated it,” the rapper said. “I feel like that in my heart. I’d even tell that to Jesus Christ.”

“You’ve got a lot of people in this country who are angry, and they are angry because their jobs went abroad, they don’t have any money to take care of their family. They don’t know why they are angry, why things in their lives are going badly,” said Sanders. “People are angry and they’re frustrated, so somebody like Trump comes along and what does he say? He says, ‘You’re angry and you’re frustrated? It’s that black guy over there.'”

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To watch the full, hour-long conversation, go here.


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