Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) did his best Weekend at Bernie’s impression during a soul-food sit-down on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.
Sanders said he believes America is ready for its first socialist president.
“I think once we understand the way Democratic socialism means,” he said. “What is means is learning from countries like Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway — they have free healthcare for all of their people. They have free college education for all of their people.”
Wilmore asked if the senator would be comfortable with a “Weekend at Bernie’s situation” should the 74-year-old be elected and expire in office.
“The good news is, I’ve been blessed with good health,” Sanders replied.
Wilmore handed a pair of sunglasses to Bernie, who imitated the slouch of dead character Bernie Lomax in the 1989 movie.
Wilmore also teased Sanders about being interrupted by Black Lives Matter activists, asking the senator about courting black voters and then interrupting him several times.
Conservation turned to Trump, when Wilmore asked Sanders, “You know what Donald Trump has that nobody else has?”
“Five billion bucks,” Bernie dryly replied.
The Comedy Central host said Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hat was the thing, and gave Sanders a “Black Eyes Peas Matter” hat — since they were eating soul food.