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Bernie Sanders Had A Very Bernie Sanders-Esque Reaction To All Those Inauguration Memes

“I was just sitting there trying to keep warm.”


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Well, now Bernie Sanders has seen ’em too — for the first time, or so he says. When Seth Meyers asked him if he was aware of his instant meme-ification on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Sanders replied, “Not at all.”

Tonight’s guest @BernieSanders reacts to the memes about his instantly iconic inauguration look.

02:30 AM – 22 Jan 2021


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“I was just sitting there, trying to keep warm, trying to pay attention to what was going on.”


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But when Meyers showed Sanders a meme of him sitting with the characters from Sex and the City, he laughed and admitted: “I’ve seen ’em.”

Sanders also shouted out Jen Ellis, the Vermont-based teacher and supporter who gave him the iconic mittens over two years ago.


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“She is a schoolteacher and a very, very nice person, and is somewhat overwhelmed by the kind of attention that’s being shown to her.”


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As for what was in that envelope? “I’d love to tell you, Seth, but it’s top secret,” Sanders claimed.

Fair enough!


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Scroll through some of the best Bernie inauguration memes here and here and here.

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