Bizarre moment that stole Joe’s show
The man who many on the political left would have preferred to see sworn in today somehow managed to steal the limelight from Joe Biden in the social media world - despite being dressed as if he was picking up a pie from the servo.
Daggy grandad Bernie Sanders rocked up the prestigious and historical inauguration today wearing them same jacket he wears in his most famous meme - and an item of clothing he appears to wear almost every time he's seen in public during the winter months.
He was sporting some patterned brown mittens to boot, which look like they were purchased in the early 1970s.
Social media is having a field day with the images of Mr Sanders, who missed out on the Democratic nomination to take on Donald Trump but remained popular among the American left.
The 79-year-old's popularity has been boosted by a number of memes over the years, and the jacket he wore today is clearly the same as the one in his "I Am Once Again Asking …" meme.
Here are some of the greatest reactions to the historic moment.
“This could have been an email” pic.twitter.com/1nRtxO4eiq— stim duncan (@SouthpawSwade) January 20, 2021
when my friends promise me the party attire is “casual” but then pic.twitter.com/xVyWG0LbYh— Jessica Benson (@jessbensontv) January 20, 2021
Bernie dressed to stand on line at the post office. pic.twitter.com/tVgFQisnWy— Clare Malone (@ClareMalone) January 20, 2021
Wait, is Bernie is wearing the same jacket from his meme at the inauguration? pic.twitter.com/q0DtVNpZbB— Alan Johnson (@TheAlanJohnson) January 20, 2021
Bernie Sanders out here like he just picked up the raffle tickets for church’s Friday fish fry pic.twitter.com/5crv9Bil1v— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) January 20, 2021
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
bernie absolutely crushing vermont dadcore pic.twitter.com/fWp4dX5Xe2— rebecca jennings (@rebexxxxa) January 20, 2021
Bernie’s mittens are made by Jen Ellis, a teacher from Essex Junction, Vt. She gave them to him 2+ years ago and was surprised when he began wearing them on the campaign trail. They are made from repurposed wool sweaters and lined with fleece made from recycled plastic bottles. pic.twitter.com/ErLr29lY2t— Ruby Cramer (@rubycramer) January 20, 2021
Originally published as Bizarre moment that stole Joe's show