WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — Wearing mittens made out of recycled materials and a warm winter jacket, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders pulled off a casual inauguration outfit — and vibe — that only he could.
Many people quickly highlighted the 79-year-old independent Vermont senator’s look, and created endless memes from Wednesday’s inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, which he said was more about keeping warm than fashion.
Sanders’ inauguration look, including a brown winter jacket made by Burton snowboards, spawned countless memes since Wednesday including the former presidential candidate on the New York subway, on the moon, sitting on the couch with the cast of “Friends,” the beach and more.
In memes spreading across Indian Country, Sanders is draped with a Pendleton blanket sitting alongside the parade route during a tribal fair, next to the fire during a ceremony, and riding in the back of a pickup truck across remote land. Even before inauguration day, he was dubbed “cheii,” the Navajo word for “grandfather.”
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The Associated Press and NewsNation affiliate KTVI contributed to this report.