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April 17, 2016 6:10 am

Sanders Visits Pope Francis at the Vatican

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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Photo: Twitter.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Photo: Twitter.

Politico – Bernie Sanders’ whirlwind Vatican tour began with a motorcade, tearing through the legendarily bad Roman traffic roughly 10 hours after the previous night’s debate in Brooklyn finished. Italian motorcycle police escorted the senator, who hadn’t even had time to shower, let alone change or practice the speech he’d finished writing overnight on the chartered plane.

By the time Sanders made it to the Vatican walls Friday, a small crowd of about two dozen expats wearing Bernie 2016 campaign t-shirts and carrying “Feel the Bern” signs — one that read “#RomeIsBerning” — was bustling, along with a growing throng of international media.

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