The mittens seen ’round the world.
Since Wednesday’s Inauguration of Joe Biden, media attention has not been as focused on the new president as one might expect. All because of an independent senator from Vermont.
Bernie Sanders at the #Inauguration is my entire attitude towards 2021: right, I’m here, you’re here, it’s cold, don’t touch me, please get on with it because we have things to do. pic.twitter.com/TcNnpVCuam
— Erin Ekins (she/her) (@QueerlyAutistic) January 20, 2021
Bernie Sanders appeared on Seth Meyers’ “Late Night With Seth Meyers” and of course the subject of Sanders’ meme-ification came up and Seth asked the senator if he knew the image was going to sweep the internet the way it has
“Not at all,” replied Bernie “I was just sitting there, trying to keep warm, trying to pay attention to what was going on.”
Bernie showed love to Jen Ellis, the Vermont school teacher and supporter who had given him the infamous mittens two years earlier. He went on to say that Ellis was overwhelmed by all the attention she was getting.
— Late Night with Seth Meyers (@LateNightSeth) January 22, 2021