Ben & Jerry's co-founder introduces Sanders as a president who 'stands for justice in all its flavors'

Ben & Jerry's co-founder introduces Sanders as a president who 'stands for justice in all its flavors'
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Ben & Jerry's co-founder Ben Cohen praised Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersPressure grows for breakthrough in Biden agenda talks Sanders, Manchin escalate fight over .5T spending bill Sanders blames media for Americans not knowing details of Biden spending plan MORE (I-Vt.) at a campaign stop in Iowa on Saturday, joking that Sanders would be a president who stood for justice "in all its flavors."

At a campaign event in Ames, Iowa, the ice cream maker and co-chair of Sanders' 2020 presidential campaign quipped that he had handed the title of Vermont's most famous resident over to Sanders in the wake of his 2016 bid for the presidency.

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"Before Bernie, I used to be the most famous guy in Vermont!" Cohen joked, to laughter. "I am just so happy to give that title over to Bernie."

"Ice cream is good," he continued. "But a president of the United States who truly stands for justice in all its flavors? That is euphoric!"

Sanders is in Iowa this weekend, the site of the first caucuses of the 2020 primaries, as he battles for the lead in the primary contest with former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPressure grows for breakthrough in Biden agenda talks State school board leaves national association saying they called parents domestic terrorists Sunday shows preview: Supply chain crisis threaten holiday sales; uncertainty over whether US can sustain nationwide downward trend in COVID-19 cases MORE, who officially entered the race last month and vaulted quickly to a comfortable lead over the Vermont senator.

Cohen is a longtime ally of Sanders, and previously endorsed him in his unsuccessful 2016 bid and made a Sanders-themed ice cream.