On Monday night, Killer Mike made an impassioned speech before introducing Bernie Sanders to an excited crowd at a rally in Atlanta. The event took place after Killer Mike took Sanders out for some soul food at a restaurant called Busy Bee.

“I’m not here to talk about benevolent politicians that are gonna come and save the day for you,” said Killer Mike. “I’m not here to talk about a dream that we think is unattainable, so we settle for less. I’m not here to talk about a utopian society, where everyone is forgiven and no one has to pay for past debts.”

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Killer Mike did talk about Martin Luther King, and said, “I have no time in my short 40 years on this Earth to relive the Reagan years. I have no desire to see us elect our own Margaret Thatcher.”

He continued, “I am here as a proponent for a political revolution that says health care is a right of every citizen. I am here because working class and poor people deserve a chance at economic freedom, and yes, if you work 40 hours a week, you should not be in poverty.” The rapper first showed his support for Sanders in June. “In my heart of hearts, I truly believe that Senator Bernie Sanders is the right man to lead this country,” he said.


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