Sanders 'Talks Shop' and Socialism with Renowned Rapper

“I didn’t get into politics to figure how I could become President or a senator. I got into politics because I give a damn,” said Bernie Sanders, seated in a barbershop chair in Atlanta.

In an interview published on Tuesday, the senator from Vermont and presidential contender talked frankly with rapper and activist Killer Mike about everything from socialism to marijuana, from social justice to voter ID laws.

The six-part video was filmed when Sanders made a campaign stop in Georgia’s capital city last month and was uploaded Tuesday to the rapper’s You Tube channel with the title, “Talking Shop with Bernie Sanders and Killer Mike.”

At one point, Killer Mike asks Sanders, “So what is socialism and what does it mean to the black community?”

Sanders responds:

What democratic socialism means to him, Sanders said, is “that everybody at least has a minimal standard of living and some dignity as a result of that.”

Watch the entire six-part interview below.


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