“I am here as a proponent for political revolution,” Render told the crowd. “I am here because working class and poor people deserve a chance at economic freedom … In my heart of hearts, in my heart of hearts, I truly believe that Bernie Sanders is the right man to lead this country.”
Here’s the Post’s John Wagner, describing parts of the preceding day:
They arrived together late Monday afternoon at the Busy Bee, a soul food restaurant here, looking like quite the odd couple: Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator seeking the presidency, and Killer Mike, the famous rapper who towered over him.
They slid into a corner booth together, ordered some chicken at Killer Mike’s suggestion, and proceeded to discuss family, the shortcomings of the media and their mutual appreciation for the work of the philosopher Noam Chomsky, among other things.
“It was just a conversation between two angry radical guys, one 74 and white, one 40 and black, finding common ground,” said Atlanta-native Michael Render, a.k.a. Killer Mike, part of the duo Run the Jewels, a social commentator and an aspiring politician himself …
Killer Mike said he is willing to do whatever it takes to help Sanders secure the Democratic nomination and argued that it is a “travesty” that he is not better known yet in the African-American community — a big advantage enjoyed by front-runner Hillary Clinton.
Sanders’s bromance with Killer Mike — whom he called “quite a rapper” — was among several signs of his efforts to reach out to black voters in recent days. Sanders’s rally here Monday night capped off a four-day swing through South Carolina and Georgia, two states where black voters will comprise a large segment of the primary electorate.
Here are a couple of additional photos of the day, along with several memes that are going viral thanks to Render’s endorsement:
And finally, here’s video of Render’s speech introducing Sanders: