April 3, 2016


Bernie Sanders Talks Student Debt, Income Inequality on Hot 97: Watch

After a campaign event in the Bronx last week, Bernie Sanders stopped by Hot 97 for a discussion with the Ebro in the Morning crew on Friday (April 1). Sanders, the only politician so far in the 2016 primary season to accrue endorsements from musicians as disparate as Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and Killer Mike, discussed some of his campaign's boilerplate issues, like student debt, income inequality and corporate greed. Watch the 18-minute segment above. 

Sanders, the 74-year-old senator from Vermont, wore Beats headphones and decried things like the "shrinking middle class." He suggested taxing "Wall St. speculation" to subsidize free public education in America. This was in response to Ebro Darden's immediate and direct line of questioning, in which the host asked Sanders how he planned to execute some of his more "extreme" policy proposals. 

Sanders was also asked about the possibility of a Donald Trump presidency, which he said "would be internationally embarrassing." Prior to his visit to New York City's hip-hop radio station of record, Sanders hung out with Weezer and nabbed an endorsement from Halsey, because he's just that likable.