Bernie Sanders Tries Campaign-Inspired Ice Cream

PHOTO: Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders eating ice cream on The View. On the right is Raven-Symone.PlayABC
WATCH Bernie Sanders Discusses Presidential Politics on 'The View'

Bernie Sanders finally tasted the specialty ice cream flavor that Vermont sweet-makers Ben and Jerry made in his honor on ABC’s "The View" this morning. Sanders confirmed it was the first time he had tried the creamy dessert, named "Bernie’s Yearning." It was “excellent,” Sanders said.

But the ice cream was not the only treat in store for Sanders. The Vermont senator shot some hoops with the hosts, as he did last night in New Hampshire to celebrate his primary win.

PHOTO: Democratic Presidential Candidate Senator Bernie Sanders shot hoops on the set of The View, Feb. 10, 2016. It was his first interview following his victory in the New Hampshire primary.ABC/ Lou Rocco
Democratic Presidential Candidate Senator Bernie Sanders shot hoops on the set of The View, Feb. 10, 2016. It was his first interview following his victory in the New Hampshire primary.

Asked by Whoopi Goldberg how he could keep his momentum going as the race heads to Nevada and South Carolina, Sanders replied, “A lot of effort.”

“I can tell you there is a lot of hard work in front of us,” he added.

Sanders and the group talked about student loan debt, Wall Street, Flint and gun control. He argued that he is “very much in step” with where American people are on gun control and “resented” any insinuation otherwise.

As the race heated up between the two campaigns over the past week, Bill Clinton had some tough words for the senator. Sanders said on the show he was “disappointed” by the attacks and hoped the race did not “degenerate” into personal jabs.

During a fun rapid fire, Sanders was asked to say something positive about a list of politicians. He called Ohio Gov. John Kasich “an old friend” but could not find kind words for Donald Trump.

“What can I say?” Sanders sighed. When pushed, he joked “humble.”

Sanders did hesitate though when asked about his primary challengers. Hillary Clinton? “Intelligent,” he replied.

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