Although Wednesday’s inauguration came after a volatile election and featured the swearing-in of the country’s first female vice president, the country’s collective attention appeared to be on former presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders. Or, more specifically, Bernie Sanders’ mittens.
I am once again asking you to check out these memes. https://t.co/1jMQkyTCNZ
— NPR (@NPR) January 20, 2021
Sanders, who braved the 40-degree temperature wearing an oversized pair of brown-and-cream mittens, quickly became the star of countless memes — all posted by people who marveled at the Vermont senator’s choice of winter accessories. One Twitter user commented, “Bernie dressed like the inauguration is on his to-do list today but ain’t his whole day.”
It turns out there’s a story behind the mittens. After seeing Sanders wearing the gloves, Vermont teacher Jen Ellis revealed she made them for the senator from recycled
the wool she took from old sweaters and lined them with fleece made from recycled plastic.
Bernie Sanders is always my favorite meme. pic.twitter.com/T4WMdW3bJN
— Trevor Pitt (@Trevor_Pitt) January 20, 2021
What should have happened…. President Bernie Sanders pic.twitter.com/V9TxnbQN7k
— jonnyboyca 🌹🦺🏳️🌈 (@jonnyboyca) January 20, 2021
Bernie Sanders, first of his name, Wearer of Mittens, Sitter of Chairs pic.twitter.com/1j6p8mrdlr
— Matthew Mucha (@mattymooch) January 20, 2021
Bernie Sanders as part of DX pic.twitter.com/yPOqJtfdwH
— 90s WWE (@90sWWE) January 21, 2021
The One With Bernie Sanders pic.twitter.com/uOM0CuBCCX
— HAYLEY 🇬🇧 🖤💕 (@HayleyOnFleek) January 20, 2021
My contribution to all the Bernie Sanders memes 😂 pic.twitter.com/DKPGSk0lAQ
— carlitos (@Kamalasidemans) January 21, 2021
bernie sanders is actually the fifth member of one direction!! pic.twitter.com/YKay6ERtNV
— noga 🐸 (@yogabologna) January 20, 2021
— Bill Drexler (@OGCameraguyBill) January 20, 2021
They just keep coming…
The best Bernie Sanders Inauguration meme pic.twitter.com/uNYEjZz4m7
— Kenny ツ 🥅🏒 🎛🎧 (@kdriley05) January 20, 2021
Bernie Sanders Is Through Being Cool. pic.twitter.com/6xiGKgR5w4
— WORRIERS // Lauren D (@worriersmusic) January 20, 2021
Bernie Sanders is the king of social distancing pic.twitter.com/K08VXO4XqZ
— Hector J. Navarro (@HectorNavarro_) January 21, 2021
— Jason Arthur (@BakesbyJason) January 20, 2021
— Immo Landwerth (@terrajobst) January 20, 2021
— Modern Notoriety (@ModernNotoriety) January 20, 2021
Do you wear something you normally wouldn’t because someone made it for you?
The handwarming story behind Bernie Sanders’s mittens https://t.co/iXVkcqNCev
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 21, 2021
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