Spot the Bern.
When Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States, somehow a picture of Bernie Sanders sitting went viral. The U.S Senator was spotted wearing wooly mittens and a mask. As he sat in the bleachers at the Capitol before the inauguration, little did he know his photograph would be splashed all across the internet. The politician ended up doing something about the Jan 20. image of him with his arms and legs crossed, clad in his brown parka. In 5 days, the image helped raise $1.8 million for charitable organizations in Sanders' home state of Vermont, according to NBC News. "Chairman Sanders" merchandise, including T-shirts, sweatshirts, and stickers, was being sold on his website.
"Jane and I were amazed by all the creativity shown by so many people over the last week, and we're glad we can use my internet fame to help Vermonters in need," Sanders said in a written statement. "But even this amount of money is no substitute for action by Congress, and I will be doing everything I can in Washington to make sure working people in Vermont and across the country get the relief they need in the middle of the worst crisis we've faced since the Great Depression."
The meme has not only done its part for charity but it's also given us quite a few laughs. Buzzfeed put out a list of Bernie memes in popular movie and TV scenes, so let's take a look at 20 of them.
i am once again asking if he had it comin’ pic.twitter.com/DSKEuWJmGQ— ali 🏳️⚧️ (@alirichthem) January 20, 2021
The Mandalorian Chapter 10: The Passenger pic.twitter.com/5Qw9UYALvw— logan | wv spoilers! (@discodjarin) January 21, 2021
I apologize for nothing pic.twitter.com/Cg6yTCsrs3— The Ripped Bodice (@TheRippedBodice) January 21, 2021
Eternal Sanders of the Spotless Mind pic.twitter.com/JwPkUcdtNB— avital ash (@avitalash) January 20, 2021
This one made me spit out my coffee! 🤣 pic.twitter.com/jrae8bjZ0c— 🇺🇸Suz 🇺🇸🐾🐶🐾 (@LadyVeteran25) January 21, 2021
Bernie: “I thought you said it was handled.”Olivia Pope: pic.twitter.com/jNkG2gLNzX— CHEY (@cheybuttaa) January 21, 2021
Ha! Here was my favorite “Bernie Meme” I adore “Deadpool” whenever I need a pickle up I watch it! pic.twitter.com/7p57xISQQi— Perri’Cita (@perri_lowe) February 13, 2021