On the Road

Danny DeVito Feels the Bern


Danny DeVitoBernie Sanders on Sunday got a high-energy jolt of enthusiasm from a loud crowd warmed up with a surprise appearance by Danny DeVito.

“I’m here because you’re here because I feel the Bern,” the actor, director and producer told the crowd of 2,300 at Affton High School.

DeVito called Sanders “a man who speaks the truth, a man who has got the knowledge, a man who has been there for us since the beginning of his career.” And he compared him Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Star Wars mentor. “We need you Obi-Wan,” DeVito said as Sanders came onstage at the high school auditorium.

The campaign stop in the St. Louis suburb capped a two-day swing through parts of Missouri where Democrats on Tuesday will decide whether to nominate Sanders or Hillary Clinton.

In the Ozarks, Sanders addressed a rally of 4,800 supporters on Saturday night in Springfield, Missouri, on the campus of Missouri State University.