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Bernie Sanders appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday night to talk about Medicare for All, all the weird fan merch with his face on it, and his powerful ally Cardi B.

“Cardi B is!” Sanders bellowed after Jimmy Kimmel mentioned she’s one of his supporters. Immediately, Sanders lets Kimmel know he’s also a fan:

“I know her. You know, we’ve talked on the phone on several occasions, she’s really smart and she is deeply concerned about what’s happening.”

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Kimmel then tries to do that thing where he acts like it’s somehow surprising that Cardi B is politically engaged and keeps up with the issues and cares about what happens to the planet, which is not all that surprising given that she’s 26 years old and has to live the rest of her life on it! She’s been paying attention. Sanders doesn’t go for it:

“But you know, that’s the truth, she comes from a humble background, she knows what it’s like to live in poverty, to struggle, and she wants to make sure we can improve life for working people in this country, and I’m delighted that she’s a supporter.”

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Frankly, the Democrats should be taking notes: No one knows can clown a racist conservative quite like her.