CBS morning host Gayle King literally finished Sen. Bernie Sanders' sentences for him during an interview of the left-wing icon Monday on "CBS This Morning."
Discussing the Democratic agenda ahead of the next Congress, the senator from Vermont discussed his hopes for immigration reform despite a Republican-controlled Senate, but he shifted toward his desire for a federal minimum wage hike. King, a former donor to Barack Obama who has vacationed with his family, consistently sympathized with his points and even provided finishing thoughts for Sanders.
"As we talk about Black Friday and people shopping, we should remember that millions of workers who are out there now who are selling us products in department stores are making what I consider to be starvation wages," Sanders said.
"Yeah," King said.
"And I think we have got to finally make it clear that if you work 40 hours a week in America, you know what?" Sanders said.
"You should not be poor. Yeah," King said.
"You should not be living in poverty. That means raising the minimum wage is what the American people want to do," Sanders said.
King then said Sanders did not believe in red states and blue states and argued in his new book that Americans are more united than it appears.
"On many areas, we are united," Sanders said. "And I think the media underplays that. For example, you do some polling. Do the American people think we should raise the minimum wage to a living wage?"
"Yes," Sanders and King said simultaneously.
"Do the American people believe that health care is a right, and we should move to Medicare for all? Yes," Sanders said. "Do the American people believe in—"
"Gun control," King said.
"Absolutely. Common-sense gun legislation. Absolutely," Sanders said.
King has struggled to hide her partisan leanings in the past. She claimed liberal comedian Jon Stewart tried to be nonpartisan on "The Daily Show," admitted laughing at Republicans during their 2016 primary process, and has urged her close friend and billionaire media mogul Oprah Winfrey, a supporter of Democrats, to run for president.