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The 14 best Bernie Sanders Inauguration Day memes

With a pair of mittens and folding chair, Bernie Sanders took over the internet on Inauguration Day

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders arrives for the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol for President-elect Joe Biden in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. AP

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: