While Donald Trump spent New Year’s Eve at an opulent Mar-a-Lago bash — with guests paying hundreds of dollars to attend — former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders had a decidedly more low-key, and low-cost, end to 2017.
We hear the popular Vermont independent and his wife, Jane, were spotted at 4:30 p.m. with an early-bird, no-frills meal of chicken wings, tea and coffee at hip downtown beer hall Clinton Hall while one bodyguard looked over their communal table. (The place has no association with Hillary or Bill Clinton, and we’ll assume the Sanderses’ choice was purely coincidental.)
Either way, their table “became truly communal because supporters kept going up to him,” says a witness. “Millennials were snapping away, taking pics while he ate.”
We hear the bill for the frugal feast came to just $16.
The couple was later photographed watching the ball drop in frigid Times Square.
Brooklyn native Sanders — in town to swear in Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday — tweeted out his hopes for 2018, including, “We will not only intensify the struggle against Trumpism, we will increase our efforts to spread the progressive vision in every corner of the land.”
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