20 of the Funniest Bernie Sanders Inauguration Day Memes

These Bernie memes are hilarious.

It’s the gift that keeps on giving. As you may already be aware, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as president and vice president of the United States on January 20, 2021. But neither our new president or vice president received nearly the amount of attention that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders did. A photo was taken of Sanders wearing his signature coat, face mask, and enormous mittens, posed in the most grumpy-old-man type of way—and it immediately went viral post-inauguration.

In less than 24 hours, the photo inspired thousands of memes across various social media platforms highlighting Sanders’ very sensible outfit choice for both a historical and televised event. Many emphasized the ginormous mittens that were a gift from a friend of Sanders’, Jen Ellis, a teacher in Vermont who makes mittens from repurposed wool sweaters and lined fleece made of plastic bottles. While most memes tend to fade away into the background of the Internet after a day or two, this Bernie meme is still going strong. With all of these variations, we rounded up the most hilarious ones for your viewing pleasure. Make sure you also check out the best memes of 2020 for even more laughter.

Stand clear of the closing doors, please


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Slight breeze up here


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It was Bernie all along!


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I know what you are…


So no one told you life was gonna be this way


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You’re my person


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You’re a wizard, Harry!


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Bernie on a gurney


Find Bernie!


Here’s the mail, it never fails


He really does fit in


Merch table


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New Yorker’s know the guy

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Makes sense

I’m with you, Bernie

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Life is like a box of chocolates…


This could be real

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You can’t sit with us

Welcome to Schitt’s Creek, Bernie!

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Emma Taubenfeld
Emma Taubenfeld is a former assistant editor for Reader’s Digest who writes about digital lifestyle topics such as memes, social media captions, pickup lines and cute pets. When she’s not working, you can find Emma reading corny young adult novels, creating carefully curated playlists and figuring out how to spice up boxed mac and cheese.