Bernie Sanders selling inauguration meme sweatshirt to fund charity
By Mireri Junior and Agencies
| January 23rd 2021
The photo of the Vermont Senator, in a winter coat and mittens at the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on Wednesday went viral and became an instant meme.
As seen on the Bernie campaign store, the Chairman Sanders Crewneck is emblazoned with the now-ubiquitous photo of Sanders in mittens and a Burton jacket in a clever move of meme-based philanthropy.
The Meals on Wheels programme, delivers food to those whose circumstances make it difficult for them to buy or make meals on their own.
The demand for such services has been on the rise during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Given the demand, as noted in the product description, buyers shouldn’t expect to receive the sweatshirt until up to six weeks after placing an order.
The mittens, the clear co-star of the meme, were made by Essex Junction area teacher Jen Ellis. Hours after the meme started its ascension on Wednesday, Ellis announced she had "no more mittens for sale."
Sanders on Thursday gave Ellis a shout-out and added he did not expect the photo to go viral.
"I was just sitting there, trying to keep warm, trying to pay attention to what's going on," he said.
“I made Bernie’s mittens as a gift a couple years ago. They are made from repurposed wool sweaters and lined with fleece (made from recycled plastic bottles),” she said during an interview.
An image of Sanders sitting arms and legs crossed, inspired netizens to place him in both familiar and unlikely settings.
Mozzart donates ICU equipment worth Ksh 1.5 million to Mukuru Health Center in NairobiLeading gaming company Mozzart on Friday 22 January donated Intensive Care Unit (ICU) medical equipment worth Ksh 1.5 million to Mukuru Center in Nair
Opening Ceremony: Kenya takes her pride of place as 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games beginTeam Kenya Paralympics strolled majestically into the Tokyo Olympic Stadium led by captain Rodgers Kiprop and Powerlifter Hellen Wawira for the Openin
Disappointment as Ruto fails to attend funds drive
- Two schools closed as police arrest a teacher over arson attack
- Rang’ala Boys closed indefinitely after students become unruly, demand for holidays
- Ranguma drops governorship bid, endorses Obura for seat
- Mwingi deaths could have been avoided
- Unity test for Mudavadi party as big three eye Kakamega top seat