What you need to know about the Bernie Sanders memes
Senator Bernie Sanders attends President Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20
Immediately after the photo of Mr. Sanders was posted on the media, the online community was attracted by the fashion style and sitting posture of this "experienced" congressman.
Mr. Sanders wore a long gray coat, oversized gloves and sat cross-legged on a chair at the inauguration site. The 79-year-old senator wore a blue mask and kept his distance from those around him. Most guests attending the inauguration of the new president wore masks to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
Mr. Sanders is an "old" senator who twice ran for the White House.
Mr. Sanders' outfit and his sitting posture immediately attracted the attention of the Internet users. It had been suggested that this senator did not seem to care about what was going on around him.
Some people have stitched Bernie Sanders into other photos, comparing him to postmen, cartoon characters and even the homeless.
Others said Mr Sanders seemed to have too many plans for the day, and that attending the inauguration was just one of the things he had to do.
The online community then discovered the story behind Senator Sanders' special mittens. Even the Twitter account People for Bernie also cited an article written about these mittens.
The article revealed that Jen Ellis, a teacher at Vermont, gave Mr. Sanders a pair of mittens that he wore during his campaign.
The mittens Mr. Sanders wore at the new president's inauguration.
Senator Sanders spoke out in response to the "storm" of the media, saying that he just wanted to keep his body warm, not to show his fashion style.
"You know in Vermont, we dress warm, we know something about the cold, and we're not so concerned about good fashion, we want to keep warm. And that's what I did today.", Sanders told CBS News.
In February 2019, Mr. Sanders returned to the race for the White House. The Vermont senator and former Vice President Joe Biden competed fiercely for the Democratic presidential nomination, facing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in November 2020.
The Vermont senator is considered the dominant candidate, receiving support from millennial voters (those born between the 1980s and the early 2000s). Mr. Sanders has ideas that are considered progressive and keep up with modern trends.
In the midst of the "two horses" race between the two "older generals" of the Democratic Party going on fiercely, in April 2020, Mr. Sanders decided to stop running after Mr. Biden won an important victory in the primary elections.
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