At the inauguration, Bernie Sanders gave off a casual “This has been fun, but the post office closes at six” vibe that people felt deep in their souls.
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Mostly Bernie Sanders memes, it seems. In the meme-orable moments of President Joe Biden's inauguration, the Vermont Senator emerged as the day's clear victor. From the moment he arrived, a beacon of sensible northeastern outerwear amid a sea of elegant wool coats, the internet fell in love with Sanders all over again. Bernie dressed like the inauguration is on his to do list today but ain't his whole day. pic.twitter.com/wCRyoxU3V2
— Reeezy (@MsReeezy) January 20, 2021 Perhaps it was the Burton jacket, apparently a favorite item in Sanders' wardrobe and proof, as Esquire says, that you only need one good coat. (Longtime Bernie meme fans recognized the coat as the same one he appears to be wearing in another meme-able moment from the campaign trail in late 2019.)Wait, is Bernie is wearing the same jacket from his meme at the inauguration? pic.twitter.com/q0DtVNpZbB
— Alan Johnson (@TheAlanJohnson) January 20, 2021 Perhaps it was the mittens, a perfect melding of function and fashion, or the fact that he rolled up to the inauguration carrying what looked like a package and ... a check? Either way, he gave off a casual"This has been fun, but the post office closes at six" vibe that people felt deep in their souls.Bernie really looks like he's on his way to mail something pic.twitter.com/Ig0w66FPzs headtopics.com
— Katherine Miller (@katherinemiller) January 20, 2021 Read MoreImagine sitting in a folding chair, just trying to stay warm, and becoming the most beloved meme of the day. People have already made art of this moment! I am once again asking that you not talk to me at parties. pic.twitter.com/b6wzZNv9KG
— Obed Manuel (@obedmanuel) January 20, 2021 Bernie out there doing it right 🥶😂 pic.twitter.com/E7KugBJvVJ— Waifu. (@Curious_Catx) January 20, 2021 I made a website where you can put bernie in places using google maps street view. Enjoy!https://t.co/UfY5g9xU2k pic.twitter.com/8rstiEXOHf
— nick (@nick_sawhney) January 21, 2021 bern pic.twitter.com/XiAKRKLZT3— Oscar Vega (@raspbearyart) January 20, 2021 Of course, the other groundbreaking fashions at the Inauguration also drew their fair share of jokes and admiration, whether it was the jewel-toned coat squad of powerful political women or Lady Gaga cosplaying as Effie Trinket's sensible twin sister. The group chat said: JEWEL TONES. 1/20. pic.twitter.com/VctSwAutao
— SHAAANAAAN (@shannboogie) January 20, 2021 Ladies and gentlemen welcome to the 1st Hunger Games pic.twitter.com/QhBxozb38h— Orenji (@MunchingOrange) January 20, 2021 Gaga at the Inauguration (2021) pic.twitter.com/PGXTF8Ylfr— Partna ˣ (@onlychloexhalle) January 20, 2021 Jennifer Lopez really thought she could slip some"Let's Get Loud" into her inaugural performance and people wouldn't make a deal about it? ¡Imposible!My cat when JLo broke into"Let's get Loud" 😂 pic.twitter.com/HemrhcnFGU headtopics.com
— Sarah Kaplan (@sarahkaplan48) January 20, 2021 Gaga dressed like a Hunger Games sponsor. J Lo worked"let's get loud" into this land is your land. Everything about this is so extra— Wesley (@WesleyLowery) January 20, 2021 People also took note of the man who executed the critical task of wiping down the lectern in between appearances. We're in a pandemic! He deserves the love! The Podium Wiper will be enshrined in American mythology and ceremonially present at every inauguration until the sun dies pic.twitter.com/6Fv4wkBKrW
— Charlotte McGrath (@mc_lotta) January 20, 2021 Later in the evening, as the sun set on Biden's first day in office, America's other uncle Tom Hanks (Sanders is the uncle on the dad's side, Hanks is the uncle on the mom's) stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial and gave a tribute to the American dream of unity. This would normally be nothing to comment upon, but the internet was very tired and overstimulated, and Hanks was not wearing a coat. Intolerable. I know William Henry Harrison doesn't get many tributes, but I'd still feel better if Tom Hanks would put on an overcoat https://t.co/nJYytTgVUu
— Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (@CongressmanRaja) January 21, 2021 Tom Hanks has two Oscars, four Golden Globes, and seven Emmys. He doesn't need a coat. 😌— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) January 21, 2021 Day one of the Biden presidency and the closest thing to a controversy on Twitter is people politely pleading for Tom Hanks to put on a coat.Read more: CNN »
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rustyandsue Living in Maine.. another cold state.. staying warm and being warm is a fashion statement! Go Bernie! The picture reminds me of all the Rockwell pictures that depicted everyday life capturing everyday people. Always thought he was cool. Looks like he was cold as well. Practical and pragmatic--that's Bernie Sanders!
I'm loving his mit-mitts. Love you Bernie!! Poor guy 😅 / In the meme-orable moments of President Joe Biden's inauguration, the Vermont Senator emerged as the day's clear victor. / One way to stay relevant 👍 It was described as watching the Chinese how are military parade🇨🇳🇨🇳🇨🇳🇨🇳🇨🇳🇨🇳 WHITELIVESMATTER March on the streets in front of the White House on Jan 29 2021! Everyone welcome! Come celebrate!
😂😂post office closes at6️⃣😂😂 Please talk like that more it’s great and really funny 😆 Because we have places to be! 🗣 StopChinaNotFarmers BernieSanders gets bored attending an anti NicolasMaduro protest in New York He’s such a bore. Shhhhh ur ruining it