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Sanders makes surprise Colbert appearance

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) made a surprise appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Thursday night, emerging from behind a curtain amid a cloud of fog during the talk show host’s “wheel of news” segment.

When the wheel stopped at “mystery guest,” the Democratic presidential candidate appeared from backstage, receiving lengthy applause from the audience before he told Colbert about his ploy to lure superdelegates away from Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

{mosads}“We have won six out of the last seven caucuses, most of which were by landslide victories,” said the Vermont senator. “I think the superdelegates should listen to the will of the people. If you get 60, 70, 80 percent of the vote in a state, I think superdelegates should vote for us.”

Since his Saturday sweep in three Democratic contests in the West, Sanders has said that he thinks many superdelegates who have already pledged to Clinton will flip to his side.

“We are the strongest candidate, I believe, in taking on any Republican candidate,” Sanders said. “I would hope that superdelegates take a look at who the strongest Democratic candidate is, and you know what, that’s me.”

Though Sanders has picked up a few undecided superdelegates in the past few days, there’s no evidence that Clinton superdelegates, most of whom lined up for her months ago, plan to defect from the front-runner, The Hill reported this week.

Sanders then ditched politics to show a lighter side, exclaiming “I would like to spin that damn wheel!” before walking to the other side of Colbert’s desk and seeing the lever for the wheel was operated by a human.

“Hey, there is a human being down here,” Sanders joked. “What is going on? What are you doing to this worker?… What kind of operation are you running, Stephen?” Sanders asked before pulling the lever and launching T-shirts into the crowd with a cannon.

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