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SNL’s ‘Weekend Update’ Anchors Poke Fun at Bernie Supporters

Although Hillary Clinton is the official Democratic candidate for presidency, Bernie Sanders supporters are still making noise in Philadelphia. In a “Today” show segment, “Weekend Update” co-anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che went to the Democratic National Convention to see where Sanders supporters fans stand at the moment.

“You want people to listen to you and you’re wearing a toddler’s hat,” said Che to a supporter wearing a colorful point hat.

“What do you think is in Bernie Sanders’ e-mails? A bunch of soup coupons?” asked Che.

Jost and Che pressed supporters on controversial topics, including whether or not they thought Hillary Clinton would spoil “Game of Thrones” or what exactly is the “common man.” But mostly they pointed out the plethora of outfit choices that unify Sanders fans.

“Is there such a thing as a Bernie supporter stereotype?” asked one Sanders supporter.

“Yeah, show the clip of all the Bernie supporters we’ve seen,” said Che.

Jost and Che were also present at the DNC in Cleveland last week, where they hosted a special edition of “Weekend Update” featuring Kate McKinnon as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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