By SASHA PEZENIK ATLANTA * Aug 18, 2019
Before he took the stage in front of thousands, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, wheeled his worn gym bag and suitcase into the Renaissance Marriott in Atlanta.
Meeting him there for an intimate talk was renowned rapper and activist "Killer Mike" Michael Render, who has long supported Sanders, and said he’s the only person who can defeat Donald Trump. Saturday, they walked down the hall side-by-side for a private discussion.
"I catch a lot of flak for supporting an old Jewish guy," Render half-joked. "And you’ve caught flak -- your campaign -- for supporting validation by a rapper from the South Point. We've both taken some nicks for each other."