'Put a Bird On It!': Feathered Friend Steals the Spotlight at Bernie Sanders Rally in Portland
The crowd went wild at the bird's appearance on Sanders' podium, leaping from their seats to cheer
Apparently the only thing more popular than Sen. Bernie Sanders at a Bernie Sanders rally is a little bird at a Bernie Sanders rally.
That was the case anyway during a Sanders’ Friday campaign event in Portland, Oregon, when a bird landed first on the stage and then on Sanders’ podium, right next to his microphone.
The crowd went wild, leaping from their seats to cheer.
Sanders, 74, deviated from his stump speech as he eyed the tiny bird, who stood next to him for a few moments before flying away.
“I think there may be some symbolism here,” Sanders said. “I know it doesn’t look like it, but that bird is really a dove asking us for world peace. No more wars!”