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Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.
Illustration for article titled Watch Bernie Sanders scoff at exorbitant sneaker resale prices
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Bernie Sanders has made it his mission to establish himself as a man of the culture ahead of the 2020 election. Over the past few years, the presidential candidate’s sat down with Cardi B and Killer Mike, watched a furry fight a Jack Skellington cosplayer, and even joined Twitch. Last week, Bernie showed some love to New York by sitting down with the Bodega Boys for an interview on Showtime’s Desus & Mero, where they spoke about weed, Cardi B, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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Hilariously, Bernie Sanders was introduced to sneakerhead culture. During one segment, the hosts brought out a number of kicks, asking Bernie if they were “Bernie-approved drip” before tasking him with guessing the resale value. His guess for a pair of Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 “Cactus Jacks”? $100. The answer: “$1,500.Bernie’s face falls.

“This is a status thing?” he asks after learning a pair of Off-White x Air Jordan 1 “Chicagos” go for $4,500. “It’s a flex,” Mero replies. “You’re not a big flexer?” asks Desus. Bernie, shaking his head like a father who just found out what his children spend their allowance on, offers a terse “no.” 

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His sneaker of choice? A modest $50 pair of New Balances.

Kevin Cortez writes on the internet. He wrote this. Follow his dumb tweets @AOLNetScape.

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