An image of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders wearing mittens and sitting in the cold at Wednesday’s presidential inauguration has become immortalized as internet users decided to turn the senator into a meme.
It’s worth noting that this is not the first time Sanders has received the meme treatment. In February 2020, as election season was just starting to heat up, the senator released a video where he uttered the phrase, “I am once again asking for your financial support.” Social media users decided to flip the line into a new meme template and had a field day with it.
This new meme, however, seems to have brought others to a whole new level. Meme creators have turned to photo editing, inserting an image of mitten-clad Sanders into recognizable pop culture moments. In the collection below, you’ll find the senator in famous TV shows, on album covers, in priceless paintings and more.
Without further ado, here are 14 standouts from the flood of memes that were shared on social media on Inauguration Day:
Bernie, I wish I could quit you pic.twitter.com/K5uETwQXOZ— ndweiss, Space Force Acting Mail Clerk (@11tulips) January 21, 2021
Bernie said it's time to get to back to work pic.twitter.com/SiAHsBgz92— Mashable (@mashable) January 21, 2021
troy and abed and bernie in the moooorning!! pic.twitter.com/qr59jihblD— yağmur the needlessly defiant (@coolyagmurtwts) January 21, 2021
The best Bernie Sanders Inauguration meme pic.twitter.com/VSn8gtryY4— UGene (@EugeneGlukh) January 20, 2021
I could re-post a million Bernie memes today, but I'll just post my favorite. Here ya go pic.twitter.com/fQqLU8Pi4f— Emilee O'Berry (@emilee_limeblue) January 21, 2021