Biden might have been sworn in as the president but Bernie stole the inauguration day
Inauguration day was definitely one to watch! If you’ve been on social media the last few days, you know exactly what we’re talking about.
Performances ranging from wonderful celebrities such as Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez, dresses different political leaders were wearing, the sneakers, Kamala Harris' outfit matching Lisa Simpson's, etc were talk of the town.
Senator and former challenger to presidency, Bernie Sanders, was probably the most comfortable senator in the entire inauguration with his extremely cozy outfit – perfect for the chilly weather of inauguration day.
Bernie Sanders' campaign store is selling sweatshirts featuring the photo that inspired countless memes, and all the proceeds are going to Meals on Wheels programs in Sanders' home state of Vermont. https://t.co/SSZDxysuw4— CNN (@CNN) January 24, 2021
Bernie was spotted wearing vermont mittens, a winter coat and...a manila folder. His inauguration look became an instant viral sensation. Photos of him were edited and published next to different celebrities and scenes from a variety of movies.
Bernie Sanders' fashionable look at the Biden-Harris inauguration blew up.— AJ+ (@ajplus) January 24, 2021
Here's what Bernie has to say about it: pic.twitter.com/zfdqZti9me
Even Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau jumped on the bandwagon.
It was one thing when my son crashed my press conference a month or so ago, but this... Now is not the time to travel. Stay home - and by that, I mean your own home. pic.twitter.com/OOUb1tqBZe— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 23, 2021
The now super famous meme has been dubbed the “grumpy bernie sanders.” Sanders reacted to the viral meme by manufacturing a sweatshirt to raise money for charity.
A flurry of internet jokes and memes instantly filled up social media.
I am once again asking that you not talk to me at parties. pic.twitter.com/b6wzZNv9KG— Obed Manuel (@obedmanuel) January 20, 2021
Bernie dressed to stand on line at the post office. pic.twitter.com/tVgFQisnWyJanuary 20, 2021
People hysterically joked that Bernie must have had some errands to run after the inauguration.
Or..it was freezing and he needed to stay warm.
Bernie shifts conversation from memes to Meals On Wheels in 5 seconds. pic.twitter.com/qzRsa3O3ZY— People for Bernie (@People4Bernie) January 24, 2021
According to Insider, AFP photographer Brendan Smialowski, who photographed the original image, stated that he did not think that the photo he took was anything special. He added that he happened to take the photograph by coincidence.
Nevertheless, this hilarious Bernie meme definitely added a bit of humour to an otherwise tense start to the year.
Although we definitely missed out on "Feeling the Bern" this time, Bernie stole people's hearts and spammed people's phone screens.
You do you Bernie!