On May 1, 2019, LampoonTribune.com published an article positing that actor Neil Patrick Harris claimed to have had an affair with 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders:
Neil Patrick Harris: “I had an affair with Bernie Sanders in 1989”.
Reporters were left puzzled yesterday after the actor Neil Patrick Harris went off the script on the set of ‘A Series of An Unfortunate Events’ while giving an interview, spiraling into some sort of politically charged rant against one political candidate...
..."I was 16, and I had no idea what he was really up to. 16! I won’t go into any more detail, only that there were lots of pills and imported Russian Vodka involved. Bernie Sanders created and propelled my life of Drugs and Gay sex."
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