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Tommy Chong accuses Sanders campaign of ‘cold feet’ after he’s dropped from L.A. rally

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Comedian and marijuana legalization activist Tommy Chong ripped Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign after he was pulled from a speaking spot at a campaign rally.

“It’s lip service to get the votes, but they don’t want to endorse what I stand for and what I’ve stood for all my professional career,” Chong told The Hollywood Reporter. “It was an insult.”

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Chong, who endorsed the senator earlier this year and said he wanted him to become the “commander-in-kush,” said he was slated to speak at a rally for Sanders in East Los Angeles on Sunday before he was disinvited because the campaign developed “cold feet” over Chong’s stance on marijuana.

“Now I’m going to look like a fool, like one of those guys who starts bragging about something that isn’t true,” he said. “And I don’t like that because my endorsement means a lot because of what I have gone through and what the whole [marijuana] culture has gone through.”

A spokesperson for Sanders’ campaign told THR that Chong lost his speaking slot because “a scheduling issue came up.”


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