Social star Randy Rainbow on making a birthday video for Hillary Clinton

Rainbow's quirky newsroom-style take downs of politicians and talking heads of the 24-hour news cycle have made him an internet star.
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Transcript for Social star Randy Rainbow on making a birthday video for Hillary Clinton
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