Bernie Sanders Endorses Candidate for VA Gov and Gets His Name Wrong Bernie Sanders Endorses Candidate for VA Gov and Gets His Name Wrong – NTK Network

Bernie Sanders Endorses Candidate for VA Gov and Gets His Name Wrong

Sanders endorsed “Tom Perrioli” instead of former U.S. Representative Tom Perriello, as the candidate for Governor sat behind him.

By NTK Staff | 04.07.2017 @10:44am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PD-htB3nf1s&feature=youtu.be

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) endorsed “Tom Perriolli” for in the Virginia Governor’s race Thursday night. There’s only one problem: Tom Perriolli does not exist.

Perhaps Sanders meant to endorse Tom Perriello, who sat behind Sanders as the progressive senator butchered his name. The former U.S. Representative nodded along to Sanders’ mistake.

“It is an honor and privilege to be with you tonight because you are going to make history,” Sanders told the crowd. “In the first year of the Trump administration, you are going to help elect a fighting progressive, Tom Perriolli.”

The Virginia Republican Party mocked the moment on Twitter.

A fake Twitter account for “Tom Perrioli” even popped up on the social media site.

According to a recent poll in late March, Perriello remained tied with his opponent in the Democratic primary, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam.

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