Jan 22, 2021
By Christine Ross
Seems everyone is getting in on the Bernie Sanders meme game.
Images of the Vermont Senator bundled up wearing big brown mittens and distanced from others at this week’s inauguration, quickly cropped up in hundreds of other scenes, everything from sitting on the moon, to Sanders cropped into a scene from the decades old Canadian kids show The Friendly Giant. There’s even one of him as the fly on the head of former VP Mike Pence.
“I was just sitting there, trying to keep warm, trying to pay attention,” said the 79-year-old Sanders.
The accidental star of the inauguration says the brown mittens he wore are made of recycled materials.
“The woman who made the mittens lives in Essex Junction Vermont, she is a school teacher, is a very, very nice person and she’s been somewhat overwhelmed by the kind of attention that’s been shown to her mittens.’
A quick google search will show hundreds of memes of the former presidential candidate including him seated by the Toronto sign, and alongside Sam and Neil of Zoomer Radio’s Breakfast Radio.