The Mittens Maketh the Man, and the Meme.

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So Trump is out, Biden is in but the clear winner and show stealer was Bernie Sanders and his pair of woollen mittens. Perhaps this is where Donny went wrong? (Who am I kidding..)

It’s quite amazing to watch a meme take off in real-time, and in such an explosive “fashion” as #berniesmittens did. Even I felt compelled to take part (and he does look pretty good on the iron throne). But let’s be honest, how could we not identify with someone dressing for comfort when that’s been our wardrobe of 2020, and 2021 by the looks of things. Such has been the attention, that the Vermont teacher who made the mittens now has three pairs up for auction.

Weekend at Bernie’s?

It’s also very endearing how well Sanders took to the fun, as well as spotting an opportunity for a good cause. His campaign team have been selling sweatshirts emblazoned with the inauguration image, with 100% of funds raised going to charity. So far, around $1.8m in proceeds has gone to Meals on Wheels Vermont.

Why can’t we all just get along, eh?

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