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Bernie Sanders Wants Stephen Colbert to Ask Hillary Clinton to Stop ‘Arguing’ About the Election When She Appears on His Show

We reported earlier that at one point in Hillary Clinton’s newly released book What Happened Bernie Sanders is compared to the murdering hitchhiker from There’s Something About Mary. When the Vermont senator was on The Late Show on Thursday night, Stephen Colbert brought up another one of the book’s digs at Sanders, for which Clinton used the following Facebook post, written by a supporter:

BERNIE: I think America should get a pony.

HILLARY: How will you pay for the pony? Where will the pony come from? How will you get Congress to agree to the pony?

BERNIE: Hillary thinks America doesn’t deserve a pony.

BERNIE SUPPORTERS:Hillary hates ponies!

In addition to wondering what Sanders would say in response to “these ponies,” the late-night host also asked the former presidential candidate what he’d like Colbert to ask Clinton when she appears on The Late Show on September 19. Here was Sanders’s response:

“We have got to think ‘Going Forward’ … I would like her to join us in the fight for a Medicare-for-all single payer system, in taking on the fossil fuel industry so that we transform our energy system away from fossil fuel and move to energy efficiency and sustainable energy. So in other words, we need her help to go forward. Let’s not keep arguing about 2016. Let’s get together, take on Trump’s desire to divide us up. Let’s go forward with a progressive agenda. Ask her if she will do that.”

Sanders Wants Colbert to Ask Clinton to Not Rehash Election