Yes, Bernie Sanders has seen the memes. Though the day was about Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, all eyes were on the Vermont senator at their inauguration after a photo circulated of him sitting with his arms crossed in the audience.
Bernie Sanders discussed the photo on Late Night With Seth Meyers, explaining that his now-iconic mittens, like anything he chooses, were all about practicality. With a laugh, Bernie Sanders told Seth Meyers that he was just trying to keep warm as trying to pay attention to what was going on.
The viral photo from the January 20 festivities became a meme in real time. Images of a seemingly grumpy Bernie Sanders replacing Samantha in the Sex and the City cast, chilling in Guy Fieri‘s convertible, sitting on the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones, and just riding a dirty subway car in NYC started making the rounds.
Thousands upon thousands of these popped up on Twitter. People became obsessed with Bernie Sanders’ brown mittens. He gave the woman who made them a sweet shoutout on Late Night. The designer? Jen Ellis, a second grade teacher from Vermont, crafted the mittens from repurposed wool sweaters made from recycled plastic bottles.
Source: Holllywood Life