Co-founder Ben Cohen’s ice cream, as in Ben and Jerry’s, is headquartered in Bernie Sanders’ state, Vermont. So when Ben showed up outside of the Donald Trump rally with a big Bernie sign and an even bigger smile, it was no surprise.
A long-time advocate, Cohen discussed Trump’s flaws succinctly:
‘He’s a selfish, ruthless a**hole.’
Many wonder why Trump has such appeal, but not Cohen. He knows:
‘Because America has let down the poor, and they’re scared.’
Cohen has clear beliefs about how our government should work:
‘The system is broken; or fixed, depending on how you look at it. No matter which issue you care most about — the environment, education, healthcare, poverty, Wall Street banks, student debt — it’s unlikely that our representatives will listen to you unless you have a million dollars to spend on advertising, campaign contributions and high-priced lobbyists.’
‘There is a national movement afoot to #GetMoneyOut of politics.’
Cohen is the “flavor developer” of the duo Ben and Jerry, so naturally he has played around with a Bernie Sanders flavor. He calls it “Bernie’s Yearning.”
The surprise would be inside the pint of ice cream; a solid disc of chocolate fills the top 10% of the box:
‘When you open up the pint, there’s this big disc of chocolate on the top, covering the entire top. And below it is just plain mint ice-cream. The disc of chocolate represents the 90 percent of the wealth that’s gone to the top ten percent over the last ten years.
‘The way you eat it is that you take your spoon and you whack that big chocolate disc into a bunch of little pieces and you mix it around, and there you have it.’
What a great idea! Let’s whack that top 10% and spread the money around.