On his Comedy Central show, Larry Wilmore posed a theory on who was behind the Trump-bashing skywriting at Friday’s Rose Parade: Bernie did it.

Bernie Sanders. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Of course, the real prankster was an Alabama real-estate developer named Stan Pate. But Wilmore got mileage out of the gag when he sat down with Bernie Sanders, the Democrat seeking more exposure in his presidential race.

“Here’s the story,” Sanders began. “I don’t have to spend money to make Donald Trump look dumb. He does it all by himself!”

Wilmore then served up more softballs, noting that it seemed as if Sanders were winning all of the “top-secret” debates. “That last one was like at 3 a.m. on Christmas Eve on like CSPAN 4,” Wilmore said. “Who do you think is more against you, the Republican Party or the Democratic Party?”

Sanders replied: “Well, we are taking on the establishment. And I think it is fair to say, I’m not the candidate of the establishment.”

Wilmore then dove into Yiddish on Tuesday’s show. “How do you ‘schlong’ someone,” he asked Sanders citing the term Trump coined about Hillary Clinton’s 2008 primary defeat.

“I think you’d have to ask Donald Trump for an explanation of that. I don’t know the answer to that,” Sanders said. “I have yet to recover from Trump’s shock that women go to the bathroom. I’m still recovering from that, so ‘schlonged’ I haven’t figured out.”

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