Tuesday 27 September 2016

Feathered friend turns rally into Birdie Sanders show

Published 26/03/2016 | 03:26

Bernie watches the birdie in a hilarious moment at his Oregon rally (AP)
Bernie watches the birdie in a hilarious moment at his Oregon rally (AP)

A little bird stole the show at Bernie Sanders' rally in Portland, Oregon - giving new meaning to a phrase made popular by the TV show Portlandia - "put a bird on it".

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The Democratic candidate smiled and the audience of more than 10,000 went wild when the bird joined him at the podium.

Without losing a beat, the Vermont senator said even though it did not look like a dove, it must have been one that came to ask for world peace.

The video of Mr Sanders and his feathered friend went viral on social media, with the hashtag #BirdieSanders.

The "put a bird on it" phrase is a line in Portlandia used as a reflection of the city's quirky ways.

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