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Michael D Higgins met Bernie Sanders yesterday, and everyone wants them to be best mates

Sure they could be twins!

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BACK WHEN BERNIE Sanders was a presidential hopeful, many observed the similarities (both physical and otherwise) between him and one Michael D Higgins.

People imagined what it would be like if the two were to meet, and seemed convinced that they would be instant friends:

The US Senator spoke at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin last night as part of the Dalkey Book Festival, giving an energetic interview in which he railed against President Donald Trump (and later announcing his support for the Repeal movement).

Before he did that, though, he paid a visit to the Áras with his wife Jane to meet his doppelganger.

President Higgins met with US Senator @berniesanders today.

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The lads! (There are loads more pictures here. They’re a joy.)

It’s not know what they discussed, but nevertheless, the dream of a Michael D Higgins/Bernie Sanders friendship is very much alive:

Pop him on the Christmas card list, Michael D. It’s what the people want.

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