*Cornel West isn’t shy about who’s getting his vote.
To hear West tell it, the former first lady hasn’t been as actively involved in the black community as Sanders, whom he feels was active in the black community way before he announced his intent to run for president.
As a result, the famed scholar-activist compared Clinton to a certain scandalized music group that caught major flak for not being the actual voice behind their biggest hits.
“My dear brother Chris, sister Hillary Clinton is the Milli Vanilli of American politics West told CNN correspondent Chris Cuomo when comparing Sanders and Clinton. “She lip sings, she gives lip service, but when it comes to policy who supported [the] crime bill?”
Expanding on his point, West stated that Sanders was “one of the two White public officials who supported Jesse Jackson in the 80s. That took tremendous courage.”
West’s comments come after Clinton emerged victorious over Sanders during the Nevada caucus over the weekend. Nevertheless, West still sees Sanders as the realest candidate over the former secretary of state.
“She shows up and gives these wonderful speeches sounding like Bernie Sanders,” the Princeton University professor expressed to Cuomo. “How many politicians do we know have genuine integrity? You can count them on your hand. And Hillary Clinton’s not one of them.”
West one on to bring Donald Trump into the conversation as he voiced his belief that Sanders would appeal to more voters if he was given as much media coverage as the Republican presidential hopeful, the man West calls the “Frankenstein of social media.”
To see West’s conversation with Cuomo, check out the video below and weigh on whether West is on point with his assessment of Clinton: