Sarah Silverman gives it straight to Bernie Sanders backers

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Comedian Sarah Silverman is giving it straight to die-hard Bernie Sanders supporters.

Here’s her message Monday night at the Democratic convention: “Can I just say to the Bernie or bust people, you’re being ridiculous.”

Silverman was one of a number of prominent entertainers who backed Sanders in the Democratic primary against Hillary Clinton. But Silverman is telling the crowd in Philadelphia — and a national television audience — that she plans to vote for Clinton.

The crowd broke into chants of “Bernie, Bernie,” but Silverman quickly shot back with her quip.

As the crowd roared in applause, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken — standing next to Silverman — joked, “Listen to what you did.”

Franken noted that because he was a Clinton backer and Silverman was with Sanders, they were forming a bridge.

“We’re like a bridge over troubled water,” he said, and they next went on to introduce singer Paul Simon.