Neil Young endorses "the real deal" Bernie Sanders for president

The singer endorsed the Vermont senator with a lengthy post on his website on Saturday

James Crump@thejamescrump
Tuesday 10 March 2020 19:10

Neil Young has endorsed Bernie Sanders for president in a long statement on his website.

Calling the Vermont senator "the real deal", Young's post details why he is endorsing Sanders, saying "I support Bernie because I listen to what he says,"

"Every point he makes is what I believe in. Every one. In 2016, if Bernie had run instead of Hillary Clinton, I think we would not have the incompetent mess we have now."

The 74-year-old also criticised the Democratic party themselves, claiming they are not working in the best interests of the voters.

"I think the DNC is more interested in themselves and the power of their party than anything else."

"Bernie scares the hell out of the DNC. That's why they're acting this way right now. They are scared because their own power is challenged. If Bernie wins they might lose it."

Later in the post while praising Sanders, Young called on support for students and the working class.

"We already have socialism in the USA bailing out Wall Street and the super rich. How about the working class and the students who want a real future without debt?", said Young.

"What about them?"

The singer criticised Donald Trump in another blog post on his website last month, calling the president "a disgrace to my country."

In that post, Young praised Sanders, but didn't go as far as endorsing him for president.

"One of your opponents has the answers I like. He is aiming at preserving our children's future directly. He is not popular with the Democratic establishment because, unlike all the other candidates, he is not pandering to the industries accelerating Earth's Climate Crisis, the end of the world as we know it." wrote Young.

"He is truly fighting for the USA. His initials are BS. Not his policies."

Sanders is currently second in the race to be the Democratic nominee for president with 574 delegates, while Joe Biden is leading with 670.

Tonight, Sanders and Biden face off in six states, in what are the first primaries since Super Tuesday.

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