Bernie Sanders sits alone together with his mittens at inauguration, and a meme is born
For many, the inauguration of the president on Wednesday brought tears, pride and a new sense of hope. However, a new meme was also created courtesy of Sen. Bernie Sanders and AFP / Getty photographer Brendan Smialowski.
An image of the Liberal Senator from Vermont – sitting alone, slightly annoyed, and bundled up in a winter coat and mittens – took the internet by storm, adding some lightness to an emotionally busy day of significant political change and high security in Washington.
Oh yes, the mittens! Sander’s mittens also had the moment to shine in the fashion spotlight. Ruby Cramer, political reporter for Buzzfeed, noted that it was a homemade gift from a Vermont teacher, “made from recycled wool sweaters and lined with fleece from recycled plastic bottles.”
Unfortunately, the mitten maker said she had nothing more to sell.